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

November 21, 2016

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

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NC IDEA Selects 25 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2016 Grant Cycle

October 19, 2016

DURHAM, NC – October 19, 2016 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected 25 semi-finalists from across the state in its 22nd grant cycle. These semi-finalists were chosen from 142 competitive applications. “North Carolina has such an exciting and diverse…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Announces 2016-17 SoarTriangle Cohort

September 12, 2016

DURHAM, NC – September 12, 2016 – NC IDEA Foundation, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the selection of five promising female-led startups for the 2016-17 SoarTriangle mentorship program. The cohort was selected from 31 competitive applicants. “We were very pleased with the number of…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards Nine Grants to First Cohort of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners

September 8, 2016

DURHAM, NC – September 8, 2016 – The NC IDEA Foundation, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding nine grants, totaling $1,175,000, to organizations throughout the state that support entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship. “Today’s announcement begins a coordinated effort to link…Read More

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NC IDEA Seeking Grant Applications from Innovative Startups Across the State

September 7, 2016

DURHAM, NC – September 7, 2016 – NC IDEA Foundation, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is accepting applications for its twenty-second seed grant cycle now through September 26th. The grant opportunity for NC-based entrepreneurs and companies, and those looking to locate…Read More

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NC IDEA Announces Groundwork Labs Fall 2016 Session

September 1, 2016

DURHAM, NC – SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the Groundwork Labs Fall 2016 session will begin on November 14. Applications for the session are due on September 26. Entrepreneurs admitted to the program will join a selective cohort of…Read More

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SoarTriangle to be Administered as a Program of NC IDEA Foundation

August 30, 2016

DURHAM, NC – AUGUST 30, 2016 – NC IDEA Foundation, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, is proud to announce that SoarTriangle will now be administered as a program of NC IDEA. “SoarTriangle has become a leading voice for female entrepreneurs navigating the fundraising landscape in the…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards $250,000 in Grants to Five Startups, Crossing $4.5 Million Funding Mark

June 9, 2016

DURHAM, NC – June 9, 2016 – NC IDEA Foundation, an organization 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 $4.5 million to 109…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Selects Eleven Finalists from Across the State in Spring 2016 Seed-Stage Grant Cycle

May 12, 2016

DURHAM, NC – May 12, 2016 – NC IDEA Foundation, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected eleven finalists from across the state to compete in its 21st seed-stage grant cycle. These finalists were chosen from the 26 semi-finalists that had been…Read More