NC IDEA Newsletter – December 8, 2017



NC IDEA Holiday Gift Guide

Still working on your holiday shopping list? Let us help! We’ve curated a gift list from some NC IDEA supported companies for everyone on your list.

We are proud to have supported these companies over the years through our various programs including, NC IDEA LABS, NC IDEA SEED, NC IDEA SOAR and NC IDEA LEAD. We are fans ….. and we’re pretty sure your gift recipients will be too!

From the athlete to the interior designer, you’ll find a unique gift idea and you’ll be supporting entrepreneurs in North Carolina.

For the Health Conscious Foodie

For the Athlete





For Improved Health & Well Being

For the Parent





View Our Complete Gift Guide



Announcing 2018 Application Cycle for NC IDEA SOAR

NC IDEA SOAR is designed to help female entrepreneurs raising capital overcome the obstacles contributing to the gender-specific funding disparity. The program is open to NC-based female CEOs of scalable startups prepared to raise a seed or Series A round of equity-backed funding. Female-led startups pursuing a Series B or greater will also be considered based on identifiable needs of the company. The application will be available online from January 9th through January 23rd at 5:00pm EST.

Companies accepted into NC IDEA SOAR receive one year of dedicated mentorship from fundraising strategy experts. In addition, NC IDEA SOAR companies will gain access to NC IDEA advisors, workshops and other resources, as well as introductions to investors in the NC IDEA network. NC IDEA SOAR applicants will complete a rigorous application process and opportunities will be awarded based on key metrics around the investment-readiness of the company. Learn more about the program and eligibility here.

NC IDEA will be hosting an information session about NC IDEA SOAR on Wednesday, January 10th at 1PM on the American Tobacco Campus. Click here to register.