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NC IDEA awards eleventh Ecosystem Partner Grant.

June 23, 2017 by Andrew LeeAndrew Lee

My friend and brilliant person, Robert E. Litan , recently co-authored a piece in Harvard Business Review reflecting on a thesis first proffered by another brilliant mind, William Baumol, about productive entrepreneurship vs. unproductive entrepreneurship. The article serves as a great reminder to practitioners of economic development that not all entrepreneurship is created equal, or even of…Read More


Six NC Startups each receive $50k Seed Grant from NC IDEA

May 18, 2017 by Thom RuheThom Ruhe

With every grant cycle we get a snapshot of the entrepreneurial potential within the state of North Carolina, and it is a promising picture. We continue to see bright folks from a variety of fields pursuing ideas of high potential, whilst building the companies that will create tomorrow’s economic prosperity for the state. We constantly…Read More