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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

NC IDEAs That’ll Launch You Into Summer!

July 3, 2018 by Sloan Taylor

The wind carries faint aromas of hamburgers on the grill, and the sound of firecrackers striking the pavement fills the air. Fireflies riding the lofty breeze illuminate the night, making it apparent that summer has officially begun. Family vacations, pool parties and evening barbecues are underway, and with the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching,…Read More

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Introducing the Spring 2018 NC IDEA SEED Grant Recipients

May 11, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – May 11, 2018 Congratulations to the seven North Carolina startups selected as our newest NC IDEA SEED grant recipients from our Spring 2018 grant cycle. The seven grant recipients were chosen from the 12 finalists that had been selected out of the record-breaking 185 submissions. This grant cycle translated to the most geographically diverse…Read More

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Broadening Reach and Breaking Records

March 22, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – March 22, 2018 NC IDEA Selects 25 Semi-Finalists from Largest and Most Geographically Diverse NC IDEA SEED Applicant Pool in Foundation’s History NC IDEA SEED’s record-breaking 185 submissions translated to the most geographically diverse applicant pool since the program’s inception, and for the first time, more than half of the submissions (almost 60%) came…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

10 Hours for $50K? Pretty Good Methinks.

January 26, 2018 by Thom Ruhe

Considering applying to our Fall 2018 NC IDEA SEED grant cycle? The application will be available online now through September 10th at 5:00pm EST. The blog post below was originally published January 26, 2018 during a previous call for applications, but the advice still stands no matter what cycle you apply. ——————————————————————————————– During one of the…Read More

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How to Make $5,000 an Hour

January 26, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – January 26, 2018 During one of the holiday parties I attended last month, I met several university student entrepreneurs dutifully working to turn an idea into a viable company. The ideas were varied, even if their demographics were not; that observation being a subject for another time. During such encounters, I…Read More