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NC IDEA Foundation Crosses $5 Million Funding Mark in Seed Grants; Awards $300,000 to Six NC Startups

May 18, 2017 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – May 18, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding $300,000 in grants to six North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s seed grant program has awarded over $5 million to 120…Read More


Six NC Startups each receive $50k Seed Grant from NC IDEA

May 18, 2017 by Thom RuheThom Ruhe

With every grant cycle we get a snapshot of the entrepreneurial potential within the state of North Carolina, and it is a promising picture. We continue to see bright folks from a variety of fields pursuing ideas of high potential, whilst building the companies that will create tomorrow’s economic prosperity for the state. We constantly…Read More


NC IDEA Expands Team

May 2, 2017 by Thom RuheThom Ruhe

The NC IDEA Foundation is pleased to announce the latest addition to our team, Natasha Goldstein. As a program Director, Natasha will lead our efforts to address the proven funding gap for female founders, the focus of the SoarTriangle program. She will also shape our thinking and activities on developing a leadership development program intended…Read More