NEWSLETTER

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

NEWSLETTER

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

NC IDEA LABS

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

NC IDEA 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

November 30, 2018 by Andrea Cook

  You’ve made your list and you’re checking it twice. Or maybe you’re still trying to find that perfect gift for that special someone. NC IDEA has compiled its 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Guide to help free up some time and make your shopping stress-free … all while supporting North Carolina born and bred products from…Read More

Welcome to our First Fall 2018 Cohort of NC IDEA LABS

September 19, 2018 by Andrea Cook

Welcome to our first Fall 2018 Cohort of NC IDEA LABS. Learn more about these ambitious startups below. Aden MediaLabs Aden MediaLabs is a cable TV service serving young adults with curated, high-quality channels focused on a low-cost, lean-back viewing experience and providing content programmers a sustainable, data-driven business model. Built Story Built Story is…Read More

Newsletter

NC IDEA SEED: Seeking High-Potential Startups

August 23, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – August 23, 2018 Over the last twelve years, NC IDEA has awarded over $5.6M in non-dilutive grants to 132 growth-oriented companies across North Carolina through its NC IDEA SEED grant program. Our current Fall 2018 grant cycle is underway and our final deadline is in just over two weeks.Now in its 26th cycle, NC IDEA SEED…Read More

Newsletter

NC IDEA LABS Fall 2018: What You Need to Know

July 26, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – July 26, 2016 Announcing NC IDEA LABS Fall 2018 NC IDEA LABS is seeking applications from ambitious entrepreneurs in North Carolina starting July 30! NC IDEA LABS is an intensive four-week program designed to help entrepreneurs take the proper steps to move their companies forward. Through assistance with customer discovery, assumption validation and…Read More

NC IDEAs That’ll Launch You Into Summer!

July 3, 2018 by Sloan Taylor

The wind carries faint aromas of hamburgers on the grill, and the sound of firecrackers striking the pavement fills the air. Fireflies riding the lofty breeze illuminate the night, making it apparent that summer has officially begun. Family vacations, pool parties and evening barbecues are underway, and with the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching,…Read More