Broadening Reach and Breaking Records

March 22, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Selects 25 Semi-Finalists from Largest and Most Geographically Diverse NC IDEA SEED Applicant Pool in Foundation’s History NC IDEA SEED’s record-breaking 185 submissions translated to the most geographically diverse applicant pool since the program’s inception, and for the first time, more than half of the submissions (almost 60%) came from outside of the Triangle region, with…Read More


Coastal NC Lands Four Startups in NC IDEA Semi-Finalists Seed Round

March 22, 2018

NC IDEA FOUNDATION Selects 25 Semi-Finalists from Largest and Most Geographically Diverse NC IDEA SEED Applicant Pool in Foundation’s History

March 21, 2018

Semi-Finalists Seeking $50,000 Each in NC IDEA’s 25th SEED Grant Cycle  DURHAM, NC – March 21, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has selected 25 semi-finalists from the largest and most geographically diverse NC IDEA SEED applicant pool…Read More


Bringing Broadband to Rural Areas: Two Events to Explore Challenges, Opportunities

March 19, 2018


Davidson College’s New Entrepreneurial ‘Hurt Hub’ Lands Plenty of Clients Even Before It Opens

March 14, 2018


NC IDEA Seeks Input for Ways the Foundation Can Spark More Entrepreneurship

March 13, 2018


Durham Startup Loanable Raises $200,000 from Five Investors

March 12, 2018


I was surprised, and I do this for a living

March 9, 2018 by Andrea Cook

Last year the bipartisan public policy organization EIG (Economic Innovation Group) published some noteworthy research focusing on geographic economic inequality and the precipitous decline in entrepreneurship; respectively, the Distressed Communities Index (DCI) and Dynamism in Retreat reports. The recent steep decline in business dynamism is alarming. Whereas the annual rate of business closures has remained…Read More