NC IDEA SOAR

NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces 2018 Application Dates for NC IDEA SOAR

December 7, 2017

Application Opens January 9th for Female Entrepreneurs Ready to Pursue Equity-Backed Funding DURHAM, NC – December 7, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that applications for NC IDEA SOAR will open on January 9th. NC IDEA SOAR, originally launched in…Read More

NC IDEA SEED

NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Total of $300,000 in Seed Grants to Six North Carolina Startups

November 20, 2017

Funds to serve as catalyst for young, high-growth startups DURHAM, NC – November 20, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding a total of $300,000 in grants to six North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006,…Read More

nc idea lead

NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces First Cohort for New NC IDEA LEAD Program

October 12, 2017

Leadership Program Aims to Cultivate North Carolina’s Rising Entrepreneurial Leaders DURHAM, NC — October 12, 2017 — NC IDEA, an independent private foundation committed to strengthening the North Carolina economy by supporting the high potential ventures of entrepreneurs in the State, announced today that it has selected ten participants for the first cohort of the…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces Upcoming NC IDEA LABS Lite Session

September 28, 2017

Condensed Version of NC IDEA LABS to Begin October 16th; Application Open Now Through October 9th DURHAM, NC — September 28, 2017 — NC IDEA, an independent private foundation committed to strengthening the North Carolina economy by supporting the high potential ventures of entrepreneurs in the State, announced today that NC IDEA LABS Lite, a…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Rebrands Groundwork Labs to NC IDEA LABS; Program to Create Additional Economic Impact for North Carolina

September 19, 2017

Building on Success, Updated Program Format Will Cast Wider Net for Participating Companies and Begin Accepting Applications Starting October 1st  DURHAM, NC — September 19, 2017 — NC IDEA, an independent private foundation committed to strengthening the North Carolina economy by supporting the high potential ventures of entrepreneurs in the State, announced today that it…Read More

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NC IDEA’s Fall 2017 Seed Grant Application Opens August 28th

August 9, 2017

Foundation Accepting Applications from Innovative Startups Across the State DURHAM, NC – August 9, 2017 – NC IDEA, an independent private foundation committed to strengthening the North Carolina economy by supporting the high potential ventures of entrepreneurs in the State, announced today that the organization’s twenty-fourth seed grant cycle will open on August 28th. In…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Elects New Board Chair and Directors; Launches New Website

July 18, 2017

Karen LeVert Succeeds Randy Myer as Chairperson; Three New Directors Join Board DURHAM, NC – July 18, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the election of Karen LeVert as Board Chair; along with the election of three new directors Peyton…Read More

nc idea ecosystem

NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Ecosystem Partner Grant to Venture Asheville

June 22, 2017

Venture Asheville Becomes Eleventh Grantee of Foundation’s Ecosystem Partner Program DURHAM, NC – June 22, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has awarded an eleventh grant in its Ecosystem Partner Program to Venture Asheville, in Asheville, NC. The…Read More