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NC IDEA Accepting Applications from Innovative Startups Across the State

February 22, 2017

Application for Foundation’s Seed Grant, Groundwork Labs and SoarTriangle Programs Now Open DURHAM, NC – February 22, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is accepting applications for its twenty-third seed grant cycle, as well as its Groundwork…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards Ecosystem Partner Grant to Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation

January 26, 2017

MBCOI Receives Tenth Grant in First Cohort of Foundation’s Ecosystem Grant Partners DURHAM, NC – January 26, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has awarded a tenth grant in its Ecosystem Partner Grant program to the Marine Bio-Technologies…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards $250,000 in Grants to Five NC Startups; Crossing $4.75 Million Funding Mark

December 13, 2016

DURHAM, NC – December 13, 2016 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding $250,000 in grants to five North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s seed grant program has awarded over $4.75 million to 114…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Selects Eleven Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2016 Seed Grant Cycle

November 22, 2016

DURHAM, NC – November 22, 2016 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected eleven finalists from across the state in its 22nd seed grant cycle. These finalists were chosen from the 25 semi-finalists that had been selected out…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Expands Team; Relocates on American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham

November 21, 2016

DURHAM, NC – November 21, 2016 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has expanded its team with the addition of two new staff members. Lauren McCullough has joined the Foundation as Program Manager and Sarah Mixter has joined as…Read More

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NC IDEA Selects 25 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2016 Grant Cycle

October 19, 2016

DURHAM, NC – October 19, 2016 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected 25 semi-finalists from across the state in its 22nd grant cycle. These semi-finalists were chosen from 142 competitive applications. “North Carolina has such an exciting and diverse…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Announces 2016-17 SoarTriangle Cohort

September 12, 2016

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

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