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

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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

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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

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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Introducing Our NC IDEA LABS 2018 Cohort

February 12, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – February 12, 2018 Seven startups have been busy at work since early January at NC IDEA LABS, our accelerator-like atmosphere in the heart of downtown Durham. Alongside a team of committed advisors, our mentor-driven program is focused on customer discovery and aims to help founders make better decisions, make those decisions…Read More