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

October 12, 2017 by Andrea Cook

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 by Andrea Cook

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 by Andrea Cook

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 by Andrea Cook

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 by Andrea Cook

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

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Ecosystem Partner Grant to Venture Asheville

June 22, 2017 by Andrea Cook

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