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NC IDEA Selects 26 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Spring 2016 Grant Cycle

April 8, 2016

DURHAM, NC – April 8, 2016 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected 26 semi-finalists from across the state in its 21st grant cycle. These semi-finalists were chosen from 173 competitive applications. “This was one of the largest and…Read More

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NC IDEA Announces Ecosystem Partner Grant

March 15, 2016

DURHAM, NC – March 15, 2016 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will be accepting proposals for innovative and transformational ideas that can further North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Ecosystem Partner Grant is a new initiative developed to…Read More

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NC IDEA Opens Twenty-First Grant Cycle with Info Sessions Throughout the State

February 9, 2016

DURHAM, NC – February 9, 2016 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization’s twenty-first grant cycle will open on February 15th. The upcoming cycle will kick-off with a series of information sessions being held throughout North Carolina. Interested applicants may…Read More

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NC IDEA Announces New President and CEO

February 4, 2016

DURHAM, NC – February 4, 2016 – The Board of Directors of NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the selection of its president and chief executive officer (CEO) Thom Ruhe, a nationally recognized leader in the field of entrepreneurship. The appointment follows the…Read More

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NC IDEA Awards $300,000 in Grants to Six Startups, Crossing $4.2 Million Funding Mark

December 15, 2015

DURHAM, NC – December 15, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding $300,000 in grants to six North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s grant program has awarded over $4.2 million to 104 companies across the…Read More

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NC IDEA Selects Nine Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2015 Grant Cycle

November 16, 2015

DURHAM, NC – November 16, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected nine finalists from across the state to compete in its 20th grant cycle. These finalists were chosen from the 22 semi-finalists that had been selected out…Read More

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NC IDEA Announces Search for Executive Director

November 2, 2015

DURHAM, NC – November 2, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the launch of its search for a new Executive Director to lead the organization following its recent conversion to a private foundation. NC IDEA’s board of directors has retained search…Read More

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NC IDEA Selects 22 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2015 Grant Cycle

October 7, 2015

DURHAM, NC – October 7, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected 22 semi-finalists from across the state in its 20th grant cycle to-date. These semi-finalists were chosen from the 130 applications received from NC-based startups focused on…Read More

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NC IDEA Opens Twentieth Grant Cycle with Info Sessions Throughout the State

August 10, 2015

DURHAM, NC – August 10, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization’s 20th grant cycle will open on August 17th. The upcoming cycle will kick-off with a series of information sessions being held throughout North Carolina. Interested applicants may…Read More