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NC IDEA Announces Private Foundation Status and Executive Leadership Changes

July 9, 2015

DURHAM, NC –July 9, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the retirement of its founder, David Rizzo, and its conversion to a private foundation. In light of the leadership changes, NC IDEA’s board considered various organizational structures to ensure the fulfillment…Read More

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NC IDEA Awards Nearly $250,000 in Grants to Five Startups, Crossing $3.9 Million Total Funding Mark

June 9, 2015

DURHAM, NC – June 9, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding nearly $250,000 in grants to five North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s grant program has awarded over $3.9M to 98 companies across the…Read More

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

May 11, 2015

DURHAM, NC – May 11, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected nine finalists from across the state to compete in its 19th grant cycle. These finalists were chosen from the 26 semi-finalists that had been selected out of…Read More

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NC IDEA Selects 26 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Spring 2015 Grant Cycle

March 30, 2015

DURHAM, NC – March 30, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected 26 semi-finalists from across the state in its 19th grant cycle to-date. These semi-finalists were chosen from the 145 applications received from NC-based startups focused on software,…Read More

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NC IDEA Kicks-Off February 9th Opening of Spring 2015 Grant Cycle with Info Sessions

January 28, 2015

DURHAM, NC – January 28, 2015 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization’s 19thgrant cycle will open on February 9th with a revised review process to encourage applicants across diverse funding stages. The upcoming cycle will kick-off with a series of…Read More

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NC IDEA Awards Nearly $250,000 in Grants to Five Startups, Crossing $3.7 Million Total Funding Mark

December 8, 2014

DURHAM, NC – December 8, 2014 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding nearly $250,000 in grants to five North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s grant program has awarded over $3.7M to 93 companies across the…Read More

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NC IDEA Announces Four New Board Members

December 4, 2014

DURHAM, NC – December 4, 2014 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the NC IDEA Board of Directors are: Lee Buck, Chris Halligan, Karen LeVert and Sean O’Leary. Lee Buck…Read More

NC IDEA Selects 19 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2014 Grant Cycle

September 30, 2014

DURHAM, NC – September 30, 2014 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has selected 19 semi-finalists from across the state in its 18th grant cycle to-date. These semi-finalists were chosen from nearly 100 applications received from NC-based startups focused on software,…Read More

NC IDEA to Kick-Off Fall 2014 Grant Cycle with Info Sessions throughout the State

July 25, 2014

DURHAM, NC – July 25, 2014 – NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization’s 18th grant cycle will open on August 11th. The upcoming cycle will kick-off with a series of information sessions being held throughout North Carolina. Interested applicants may attend…Read More