NC IDEAs That’ll Launch You Into Summer!

July 3, 2018 by Sloan Taylor

The wind carries faint aromas of hamburgers on the grill, and the sound of firecrackers striking the pavement fills the air. Fireflies riding the lofty breeze illuminate the night, making it apparent that summer has officially begun. Family vacations, pool parties and evening barbecues are underway, and with the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching,…Read More

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Seeking Partners for Second Iteration of NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grant

June 27, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – June 27, 2018 As a son of immigrants, the uniquely American holidays were revered growing up; namely, Thanksgiving and Independence Day. Thanksgiving was particularly sacrosanct for being a time to be thankful for the opportunity to pursue the American Dream, while also remembering that the founding of our nation was accomplished…Read More

A Trip to Boone

June 11, 2018 by Andrea Cook

Back in February, my colleague Lauren McCullough and I visited entrepreneurs in Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Asheville (you can read about our adventure here). A couple of weeks ago, I hit the road again and spent some time learning about the startup ecosystem in Boone, NC. Over the last 30 years, I’ve spent lots of time…Read More

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Summer’s Here and School’s In Session!

June 8, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – June 8, 2018 NC IDEA Summer School is now is session! Every Wednesday this summer, NC IDEA will host a free hour-long course for the entrepreneurial community of North Carolina. Sessions will be led by experts from across the ecosystem and will consist of topics ranging from marketing and sales strategy to intellectual property…Read More

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Join Our Team! NC IDEA is Hiring for Two Positions

May 16, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA is a private foundation supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina. We fulfill our mission through grant and mentorship programs for entrepreneurs, and through our work with partner organizations who do similar work. Learn more at www.ncidea.org. We are creating and launching new grants and programs targeted at under-resourced North Carolina…Read More

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Introducing the Spring 2018 NC IDEA SEED Grant Recipients

May 11, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – May 11, 2018 Congratulations to the seven North Carolina startups selected as our newest NC IDEA SEED grant recipients from our Spring 2018 grant cycle. The seven grant recipients were chosen from the 12 finalists that had been selected out of the record-breaking 185 submissions. This grant cycle translated to the most geographically diverse…Read More

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Introducing Our 2018 NC IDEA SOAR Cohort

April 25, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – April 25, 2018 Congratulations to the eight female-led startups from across the state participating in our 2018 NC IDEA SOAR cohort. This impressive and geographically diverse group was selected from 25 competitive applications from throughout North Carolina. Anahata Swimwear – Wilmington, NC Healthy Bytes – Winston-Salem, NC MicMag – King, NC…Read More

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Small Grants for Big Ideas

April 10, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – April 10, 2018 As the Foundation’s strategic planning process continues to unfold, we have ambitions to do more with greater impact, specifically, help more North Carolinians start and grow companies. NC IDEA SEED, our $50K seed grant program that has existed since the organization’s inception in 2006, has awarded over $5…Read More