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Welcome to our First Fall 2018 Cohort of NC IDEA LABS

September 19, 2018 by Andrea Cook

Welcome to our first Fall 2018 Cohort of NC IDEA LABS. Learn more about these ambitious startups below. Aden MediaLabs Aden MediaLabs is a cable TV service serving young adults with curated, high-quality channels focused on a low-cost, lean-back viewing experience and providing content programmers a sustainable, data-driven business model. Built Story Built Story is…Read More

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Newsletter: Turning Competition Into Collaboration

September 6, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – September 6, 2018 In a couple of weeks, we will be announcing our second cohort of NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM partners. A new group of organizations doing some innovative and creative things around the state will join our first cohort of 11 partners, making our collective group stronger and more impactful. Over the past…Read More

Turning Competition into Collaboration

September 6, 2018 by Andrea Cook

“Coming together is the beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”                                                                                                             –Edward Everett Hale   It’s February 1992. Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are playing what feels like a never-ending game packed with suspense and agony. There’s almost no time left on the clock, and the score is neck and neck. The audience…Read More

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NC IDEA SEED: Seeking High-Potential Startups

August 23, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – August 23, 2018 Over the last twelve years, NC IDEA has awarded over $5.6M in non-dilutive grants to 132 growth-oriented companies across North Carolina through its NC IDEA SEED grant program. Our current Fall 2018 grant cycle is underway and our final deadline is in just over two weeks.Now in its 26th cycle, NC IDEA SEED…Read More

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Many Hands Make Light Work: NC IDEA Updates

August 10, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – August 10, 2018 If many hands make light work, more hands make more work possible – which is why we are adding to our team! Over the last several months, some may have noticed we’ve been busy launching new programs while expanding existing ones. With inspired direction from our board of directors,…Read More

A Seat at the Table

August 1, 2018 by Sloan Taylor

“A chair’s function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression.” — Evan Davis   Around a small conference table in ‘the Vault’ of American Underground, some of the brightest minds in the state of North Carolina are seated in the chairs hugging its sides and corners….Read More