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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

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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

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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

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Newsletter: Small Steps to Lofty Visions

January 17, 2019 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – January 17, 2019 Subscribe Now We are officially over halfway through the month of January. It is a month many started refreshed and renewed from the holidays, anxious to take on a new year. More than likely, you set some goals for 2019. Some of those goals may be long-term, aggressive…Read More

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Newsletter: Our Goal to Empower 100K Mindsets

January 3, 2019 by Andrea Cook

Newsletter – January 3, 2019 In January, many feel obligated to reflect on the year recently concluded while offering aspirations for the year to come. Call them goals or resolutions, these public declarations are intended to convey an organization’s priorities for the new year. Acquiescing to that practice, we are today affirming our overarching goal/mission…Read More

Newsletter: Testing the Appetite for Investment Crowdfunding in NC

December 14, 2018 by Andrea Cook

Newsletter – December 13, 2018   Last week, NC IDEA announced a new opportunity for North Carolina startups and existing businesses that are preparing investment crowdfunding campaigns to raise capital. As we expand our mission to more actively serve those that are underrepresented and underserved, we are partnering with Localstake NC to test the appetite for investment crowdfunding in…Read More

The Hustle and Bustle of Entrepreneurship

November 30, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – November 30, 2018   Entrepreneurs hustle all year long, but December brings an added busyness to us all; events to attend, family and friends to entertain, gifts to buy, lists to check (and check twice) and so on. Things are not slowing down at NC IDEA either! We have a number…Read More

Thankful for the Privilege

November 15, 2018 by Andrea Cook

NC IDEA Newsletter – November 15, 2018 Next week we will reflect upon the things in our lives for which we are thankful. It is my favorite time of year, with no disrespect intended to the holidays that closely follow. I enjoy Thanksgiving for many reasons, not the least of which being that it provides…Read More