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Buy Local from NC IDEA Entrepreneurs This Holiday Season

December 8, 2017 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – December 8, 2017 NC IDEA Holiday Gift Guide Still working on your holiday shopping list? Let us help! We’ve curated a gift list from some NC IDEA supported companies for everyone on your list. We are proud to have supported these companies over the years through our various programs including, NC IDEA LABS, NC IDEA SEED, NC…Read More

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NC IDEA LABS: Small Steps, Big Potential

October 19, 2017 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – October 19, 2017 Application Open for NC IDEA LABS Apply today to be in the January cohort of NC IDEA LABS. NC IDEA LABS has established itself as the premier program of its kind in North Carolina. More than 140 companies and 250 founders have participated. Nearly half of these companies are still…Read More

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Are You Ready to Quit Your Day Job?

October 5, 2017 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – October 5, 2017   Application Deadline in 4 Days, Apply By 5PM on 10/9! Lite NC IDEA LABS Lite is a condensed version of our regular NC IDEA LABS program. Just like business schools offer a “weekend MBA” for those working full-time, this program targets (but is not limited to) candidates with these two characteristics:​ An early…Read More

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iScribes Case Study

August 30, 2017 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA LABS (formerly Groundwork Labs) Alumni, Jared Pelo of iScribes, shares how NC IDEA LABS helped him in his entrepreneurial journey.

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And They’re Off: Introducing Groundwork Labs’ Newest Alums

August 29, 2017 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – August 29, 2017 The Summer 2017 cohort of Groundwork Labs was our largest ever with fifteen startup teams participating. The cohort began in early June and wrapped up last week after completing 10 weeks of customer interviews and meeting with dozens of NC IDEA’s network of expert speakers and gurus to accelerate their business….Read More

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Work on Your Startup After Hours

February 7, 2017 by John Austin

  Decide in 8 weeks to keep your day job or turn in your resignation letter. Groundwork Labs After Hours NC IDEA will have our third After Hours session of Groundwork Labs. After Hours is a mini, “weekend MBA” version of Groundwork – 4 evening sessions spread over 8 weeks.  We’re targeting folks who have…Read More

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A Look Back and Ahead

December 21, 2016 by Thom Ruhe

As we close the books on 2016 at the NC IDEA Foundation, I thought it would be appropriate to offer a review of the year, and look ahead for 2017. With a mandate to build upon our work to serve the entrepreneurs of North Carolina, we launched a new grant program affectionately called the Ecosystem…Read More

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Thankful for a New Cohort

November 22, 2016 by John Austin

  Gearing Up for Groundwork Labs The first day of Groundwork Labs is like the first day of the baseball season – most every team thinks they have what it will take to be in the World Series – and I think the same, or else they wouldn’t have made it through our selection process….Read More