The Carolina Fintech Hub has officially formed as a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote and help financial technology companies in the region. Local executives from financial services companies and tech firms have been working on the fintech hub for the last couple of years. The organization also recently expanded its reach to include more than the Charlotte region.
North Carolina started the year with 61 bank headquarters. That number will fall to 50 by the end of 2017. That's down from about 120 banks based in the state before the 2008 financial crisis, according to the N.C. Bankers Association. Charlotte has two bank headquarters today - Bank of America Corp. and NewDominion Bank, a community lender with $318 million in assets. Carolina Premier Bank, Capital Bank Financial Corp. and Park Sterling Bank Inc. all sold to other institutions this year.
When Melinda Gates handed Mehul Smriti Raje an award for her work supporting women in technology it was the fulfillment of a long-held wish. Raje, a Harvard graduate student from Patna, India, had wanted to meet Gates since watching the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest in the health-care system in her home city. Raje grew up in a supportive household - one that emphasized education.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".