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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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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

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Seeking Partners for Second Iteration of NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grant

June 27, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – June 27, 2018 As a son of immigrants, the uniquely American holidays were revered growing up; namely, Thanksgiving and Independence Day. Thanksgiving was particularly sacrosanct for being a time to be thankful for the opportunity to pursue the American Dream, while also remembering that the founding of our nation was accomplished…Read More

John and Lauren’s Excellent Adventure

February 22, 2018 by Andrea Cook

Road Trip! There are a bunch of great road trip movies – this one won’t make you laugh as much as National Lampoon’s Vacation or Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, but let’s call it John and Lauren Go to Lawndale, NC. Spoiler alert: we are energized by the interesting startups, spaces and programs that are thriving between…Read More

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NC IDEA’s Excellent Adventure

February 22, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – February 22, 2018 Road Trip! There are a bunch of great road trip movies – this one won’t make you laugh as much as National Lampoon’s Vacation or Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, but let’s call it John and Lauren Go to Lawndale, NC. Spoiler alert: we are energized…Read More

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A RIoT for the Region

September 21, 2017 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – September 21, 2017 NC IDEA Ecosystem Partner Receives $500,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration Grant RIoT, an NC IDEA Ecosystem Partner, has been leading the charge into the 4th Industrial Revolution, the Internet of Things (IoT), since 2014. Yesterday RIoT was recognized for those efforts by the US Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) award…Read More

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Making Entrepreneurship Productive Again

June 23, 2017 by Thom Ruhe

NC IDEA Newsletter – June 23, 2017 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…Read More