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A Modernized Greenhouse Incubator

February 25, 2019 by Andrea Cook

When the term “incubator” is mentioned in the startup world, a modernized Greenhouse isn’t exactly what comes to mind. But that’s what Halifax Community College (HCC) proposed when they recently applied for an NC IDEA ENGAGE grant. Halifax Community College has an Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate Program that helps students understand the agricultural riches of Eastern…Read More

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Newsletter: The Unifying Capacity for Entrepreneurship

February 14, 2019 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – February 14, 2019 Subscribe Now For years we have heard, seen, and felt the tension between our rural and urban communities. That tension has been amplified across political, social, and economic spectrums. You can read great data insights about the economic polarization of our communities in the 2018 release of the…Read More

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Newsletter: 24. But Who’s Counting?

February 1, 2019 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – January 31, 2018 Subscribe Now We are always delighted to see the progress of companies who have been involved in our grants and programs. Last week was no exception when legendary Triangle entrepreneur Scot Wingo (most recently of Spiffy fame) published the 2019 edition of his Tweener List – a list…Read More

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Newsletter: Small Steps to Lofty Visions

January 17, 2019 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – January 17, 2019 Subscribe Now We are officially over halfway through the month of January. It is a month many started refreshed and renewed from the holidays, anxious to take on a new year. More than likely, you set some goals for 2019. Some of those goals may be long-term, aggressive…Read More

Setting Goals for Your Startup

January 14, 2019 by Andrea Cook

It’s the beginning of the year, so the obvious topic is setting goals. Most startup founders have big, audacious goals – “to change the world”, “to have revenue of $100M”, “to displace product X”, “to revolutionize industry y”.  These types of goals are necessary, but not sufficient. To realize these lofty visions, you need short-term…Read More

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Newsletter: Our Goal to Empower 100K Mindsets

January 3, 2019 by Andrea Cook

Newsletter – January 3, 2019 In January, many feel obligated to reflect on the year recently concluded while offering aspirations for the year to come. Call them goals or resolutions, these public declarations are intended to convey an organization’s priorities for the new year. Acquiescing to that practice, we are today affirming our overarching goal/mission…Read More