NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM

A Conversation with Thom Ruhe

June 4, 2020 by Andrea Cook

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and strong during these times of crisis. Everyone has a great idea, but many don’t know the right steps to take to see it to the next level. NC IDEA CEO Thom Ruhe spends time speaking with Bryan Moore, President and CEO of Caldwell Chamber of Commerce about options available…Read More

Newsletter: The North Carolina Way

September 20, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – September 20, 2018 Once again, North Carolina has endured a devastating weather event. And once again, before Florence even left the range of our radar images, North Carolinians rallied to help one another. Across the state, friends, family, and neighbors are looking after loved ones, as well as complete strangers. It…Read More

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Newsletter: Turning Competition Into Collaboration

September 6, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – September 6, 2018 In a couple of weeks, we will be announcing our second cohort of NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM partners. A new group of organizations doing some innovative and creative things around the state will join our first cohort of 11 partners, making our collective group stronger and more impactful. Over the past…Read More

Turning Competition into Collaboration

September 6, 2018 by Andrea Cook

“Coming together is the beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”                                                                                                             –Edward Everett Hale   It’s February 1992. Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are playing what feels like a never-ending game packed with suspense and agony. There’s almost no time left on the clock, and the score is neck and neck. The audience…Read More

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Many Hands Make Light Work: NC IDEA Updates

August 10, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – August 10, 2018 If many hands make light work, more hands make more work possible – which is why we are adding to our team! Over the last several months, some may have noticed we’ve been busy launching new programs while expanding existing ones. With inspired direction from our board of directors,…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

John and Lauren’s Excellent Adventure

February 22, 2018 by Andrea Cook

Road Trip! There are a bunch of great road trip movies – this one won’t make you laugh as much as National Lampoon’s Vacation or Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, but let’s call it John and Lauren Go to Lawndale, NC. Spoiler alert: we are energized by the interesting startups, spaces and programs that are thriving between…Read More

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NC IDEA’s Excellent Adventure

February 22, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – February 22, 2018 Road Trip! There are a bunch of great road trip movies – this one won’t make you laugh as much as National Lampoon’s Vacation or Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, but let’s call it John and Lauren Go to Lawndale, NC. Spoiler alert: we are energized…Read More