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July 15, 2019 by Andrea Cook


Newsletter: A Sun-Sational Summer Is Upon Us

May 24, 2019 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – May 23, 2019 Subscribe Now Summer is officially upon us and things are certainly not slowing down at NC IDEA any time soon! Just in the last month, we have awarded close to half a million dollars in grants announcing 15 NC IDEA MICRO grant recipients and another 6 companies receiving…Read More

Newsletter: Six NC Startups Take Us Over $6M in SEED Grants

May 10, 2019 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – May 10, 2019 Subscribe Now This week’s SEED grant announcement, 6 companies each receiving $50,000 grants, was a milestone for NC IDEA. Specifically, it brought our total funding for that program to over $6,000,000 since its inception. Again, congrats to ChurchLEARN (Vilas, NC), Devil’s Foot Beverage Company (Asheville, NC), FeedStation (Chapel Hill,…Read More


Newsletter: Introducing Our Spring 2019 MICRO (but Mighty) Grant Recipients

April 29, 2019 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – April 29, 2019 Subscribe Now Congrats to Our 15 NC IDEA MICRO Grant Recipients Congratulations to the 15 North Carolina startups selected as our newest NC IDEA MICRO grant recipients from our Spring 2019 grant cycle. We awarded a total of $150,000 in our second ever grant cycle of NC IDEA MICRO. “This cohort of grant…Read More


Newsletter: Happily ENGAGE-D for Two Years

February 28, 2019 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – February 28, 2019 Subscribe Now NC IDEA is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the first NC IDEA ENGAGE grant this month. After our first cohort of ECOSYSTEM grants were awarded in 2016, we saw the need in the ecosystem for broad community building and support for entrepreneurship across the state. Thus,…Read More


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