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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

Newsletter: Testing the Appetite for Investment Crowdfunding in NC

December 14, 2018 by Andrea Cook

Newsletter – December 13, 2018   Last week, NC IDEA announced a new opportunity for North Carolina startups and existing businesses that are preparing investment crowdfunding campaigns to raise capital. As we expand our mission to more actively serve those that are underrepresented and underserved, we are partnering with Localstake NC to test the appetite for investment crowdfunding in…Read More

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No Engineering Skills Required: Effective Customer Interviews

December 11, 2018 by Andrea Cook

So, you want to start a company? I know, I know. Your idea is innovative, unique and must exist in the world. Your target market is huge, your customers are ready and your growth projections, well they are conservative. Maybe you have even talked to potential customers, asking “if you had it, would you buy…Read More