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September 28, 2016 by Thom Ruhe

Ecosystem is a term born from the field of biology (Tansley & Clapham) to characterize a community of interacting (biologic) organisms and their physical environment. It has subsequently been coopted by other fields of endeavor, including economic development, frequently invoked to describe the nexus of economic, societal, and political systems (or lack thereof) affecting the…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Announces 2016-17 SoarTriangle Cohort

September 12, 2016 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – September 12, 2016 – NC IDEA Foundation, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the selection of five promising female-led startups for the 2016-17 SoarTriangle mentorship program. The cohort was selected from 31 competitive applicants. “We were very pleased with the number of…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards Nine Grants to First Cohort of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners

September 8, 2016 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – September 8, 2016 – The NC IDEA Foundation, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding nine grants, totaling $1,175,000, to organizations throughout the state that support entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship. “Today’s announcement begins a coordinated effort to link…Read More

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NC IDEA Seeking Grant Applications from Innovative Startups Across the State

September 7, 2016 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – September 7, 2016 – NC IDEA Foundation, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is accepting applications for its twenty-second seed grant cycle now through September 26th. The grant opportunity for NC-based entrepreneurs and companies, and those looking to locate…Read More

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NC IDEA Announces Groundwork Labs Fall 2016 Session

September 1, 2016 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the Groundwork Labs Fall 2016 session will begin on November 14. Applications for the session are due on September 26. Entrepreneurs admitted to the program will join a selective cohort of…Read More