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Whether you just have an idea or have already launched your startup, NC IDEA delivers programs that help you take that next leap or scale your operations to grow a successful business with a lasting impact.

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By building trust and working collaboratively with entrepreneurs, we are working to ensure greater impact and long-term sustainability for the companies we serve, which in turn allows us to work collaboratively with the investment community.

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The Science of Fishing

October 12, 2017 by Andrea Cook

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Reflections on ExitEvent’s 6-Year Run

October 6, 2017 by Andrea Cook

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces First Cohort for New NC IDEA LEAD Program

October 12, 2017 by Andrea Cook

Leadership Program Aims to Cultivate North Carolina’s Rising Entrepreneurial Leaders DURHAM, NC — October 12, 2017 — NC IDEA, an independent private foundation committed to strengthening the North Carolina economy by supporting the high potential ventures of entrepreneurs in the State, announced today that it has selected ten participants for the first cohort of the…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces Upcoming NC IDEA LABS Lite Session

September 28, 2017 by Andrea Cook

Condensed Version of NC IDEA LABS to Begin October 16th; Application Open Now Through October 9th DURHAM, NC — September 28, 2017 — NC IDEA, an independent private foundation committed to strengthening the North Carolina economy by supporting the high potential ventures of entrepreneurs in the State, announced today that NC IDEA LABS Lite, a…Read More

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