Currently No Outside Solicitation for Applications
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Leadership is a vital skill for anyone running and growing a business. In young companies on the verge of rapid growth, leaders must effectively define the company’s direction and motivate employees to work toward common goals. NC IDEA LEAD is intended to cultivate such leaders to grow North Carolina’s next generation of successful companies.
NC IDEA LEAD provides personalized leadership training for founders and executives of high-potential, high-growth companies. The program focuses on improving problem-solving and strategy development, increasing the participant’s ability to lead others toward company goals, building effective communication competencies and developing other skills that are essential for emerging North Carolina CxO’s anticipating significant near-term growth.
NC IDEA is currently partnered with NextGen Center in Durham, NC to provide the initial programming for NC IDEA LEAD which consists of five, full-day modules over a three-month period with opportunity for subsequent training at the conclusion of the program.
Participants in NC IDEA LEAD are CXOs running venture-ready/venture-backed companies with less than 5 full-time employees.
NC IDEA LEAD participant qualifications include:
NC IDEA LEAD participants also demonstrate a desire to:
Selected participants in the first cohort of NC IDEA LEAD include:
Participants for NC IDEA LEAD were nominated by NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Partners, local investors and other friends of the Foundation. There is currently no outside solicitation for applications.