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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Rebrands Groundwork Labs to NC IDEA LABS; Program to Create Additional Economic Impact for North Carolina

September 19, 2017

Building on Success, Updated Program Format Will Cast Wider Net for Participating Companies and Begin Accepting Applications Starting October 1st  DURHAM, NC — September 19, 2017 — NC IDEA, an independent private foundation committed to strengthening the North Carolina economy by supporting the high potential ventures of entrepreneurs in the State, announced today that it…Read More

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NC IDEA’s Fall 2017 Seed Grant Application Opens August 28th

August 9, 2017

Foundation Accepting Applications from Innovative Startups Across the State DURHAM, NC – August 9, 2017 – NC IDEA, an independent private foundation committed to strengthening the North Carolina economy by supporting the high potential ventures of entrepreneurs in the State, announced today that the organization’s twenty-fourth seed grant cycle will open on August 28th. In…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Elects New Board Chair and Directors; Launches New Website

July 18, 2017

Karen LeVert Succeeds Randy Myer as Chairperson; Three New Directors Join Board DURHAM, NC – July 18, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the election of Karen LeVert as Board Chair; along with the election of three new directors Peyton…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Ecosystem Partner Grant to Venture Asheville

June 22, 2017

Venture Asheville Becomes Eleventh Grantee of Foundation’s Ecosystem Partner Program DURHAM, NC – June 22, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has awarded an eleventh grant in its Ecosystem Partner Program to Venture Asheville, in Asheville, NC. The…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Crosses $5 Million Funding Mark in Seed Grants; Awards $300,000 to Six NC Startups

May 18, 2017

Funds to serve as catalyst for young, high-growth startups DURHAM, NC – May 18, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding $300,000 in grants to six North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s seed…Read More

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NC IDEA Accepting Applications from Innovative Startups Across the State

February 22, 2017

Application for Foundation’s Seed Grant, Groundwork Labs and SoarTriangle Programs Now Open DURHAM, NC – February 22, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is accepting applications for its twenty-third seed grant cycle, as well as its Groundwork…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards Ecosystem Partner Grant to Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation

January 26, 2017

MBCOI Receives Tenth Grant in First Cohort of Foundation’s Ecosystem Grant Partners DURHAM, NC – January 26, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has awarded a tenth grant in its Ecosystem Partner Grant program to the Marine Bio-Technologies…Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards $250,000 in Grants to Five NC Startups; Crossing $4.75 Million Funding Mark

December 13, 2016

DURHAM, NC – December 13, 2016 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it is awarding $250,000 in grants to five North Carolina startups. Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA’s seed grant program has awarded over $4.75 million to 114…Read More