Case Studies


Sani Case Study

Niki Shamdasani of Sani, shares how settling for subpar designs and a subpar shopping experience led to the creation of Sani.
Published June 2020

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Devil’s Foot Beverage Case Study

Ben Colvin of Devil’s Foot Beverage, shares his entrepreneurial journey – from creating the business concept to earning revenue to fulfilling a mission.
Published June 2020

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LoanWell Case Study

Bernard Worthy of LoanWell, shares how problem solving and an entrepreneurial legacy led to the creation of a lending platform that helps borrowers save money by financing with their community.
Published July 2019

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SeaChange Technologies Case Study

Dipak Mahato of SeaChange Technologies, shares how persistence and the mechanics of entrepreneurship have led to the success behind his sustainable solutions for water purification and desalination.
Published July 2019

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Vital Plan Case Study

Braden Rawls of Vital Plan, shares how small steps led to a big dream building a wellness company named one of the top 100 Impact Companies in the U.S. by Real Leaders Magazine.
Published July 2019

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Glean Case Study

Laura Hearn of Glean, shares why she took a leap of faith into entrepreneurship to create innovative, clean label and allergen-free foods with a mission to reduce farm waste and fight hunger.
Published July 2019

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Launch Greensboro Case Study

Lou Anne Flanders-Stec of Launch Greensboro, shares how she is working to help entrepreneurs in the Triad through support and mentorship.
July 2019

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Spoonflower Video Case Study

2008 NC IDEA SEED Grant Recipient

Gart Davis of Spoonflower, shares his company’s story and the online community he has built around fabric and textile design.
Produced August 2017

Sandbar Oyster Company Video Case Study

2016 NC IDEA SEED Grant Recipient

Dr. Niels Lindquist and David “Clammerhead” Cessna, founders of Sandbar Oyster Company, share their vision on promoting oyster growth and restoring shorelines.
Produced August 2017

iScribes Video Case Study

2014 NC IDEA LABS Alumni

Jared Pelo of iScribes, shares how NC IDEA LABS helped him in his entrepreneurial journey to build a HIPAA-compliant mobile application and virtual medical scribing service.
Produced August 2017

FokusLabs Video Case Study

2013 NC IDEA LABS Alumni and NC IDEA SEED Grant Recipient

Former School Psychologist Rich Brancaccio of FokusLabs, (now Revibe Technologies), shares how he got started as an entrepreneur, creating a vibration reminder watch to help kids improve focus and attention.
Produced August 2017