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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

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Opportunity Zones

July 30, 2018 by Andrea Cook

I have heard a few mentions of “Opportunity Zones” over the last few months, but didn’t pay much attention – I was thinking “yet another tax incentive that’s probably too restrictive to bother with”. Last week, they came up in two separate meetings (where we learned the details), and recently Fred Wilson wrote about them…Read More

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NC IDEA LABS Fall 2018: What You Need to Know

July 26, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – July 26, 2016 Announcing NC IDEA LABS Fall 2018 NC IDEA LABS is seeking applications from ambitious entrepreneurs in North Carolina starting July 30! NC IDEA LABS is an intensive four-week program designed to help entrepreneurs take the proper steps to move their companies forward. Through assistance with customer discovery, assumption validation and…Read More