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NC IDEA Accepting Applications from Innovative Startups Across the State

February 22, 2017 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – February 22, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is accepting applications for its twenty-third seed grant cycle, as well as its Groundwork Labs and SoarTriangle acceleration programs, now through March 13th at 5:00pm EST….Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards Ecosystem Partner Grant to Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation

January 26, 2017 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – January 26, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has awarded a tenth grant in its Ecosystem Partner Grant program to the Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation (MBCOI) of Wilmington, NC. The Foundation’s Ecosystem Partner Grant…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards $250,000 in Grants to Five NC Startups; Crossing $4.75 Million Funding Mark

December 13, 2016 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – December 13, 2016 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding $250,000 in grants to five North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s seed grant program has awarded over $4.75 million to 114…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Selects Eleven Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2016 Seed Grant Cycle

November 22, 2016 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – November 22, 2016 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected eleven finalists from across the state in its 22nd seed grant cycle. These finalists were chosen from the 25 semi-finalists that had been selected out…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Expands Team; Relocates on American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham

November 21, 2016 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – November 21, 2016 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has expanded its team with the addition of two new staff members. Lauren McCullough has joined the Foundation as Program Manager and Sarah Mixter has joined as…Read More