Congratulations to our first Spring 2019 Cohort of NC IDEA LABS. These teams spent a productive four weeks together at the beginning of 2019 and graduated from the program on February 22nd. Learn more about these up and coming startups below.

Cotton Locks
Cotton Locks is a dancewear and performance wear company focusing directly on the needs of dancers of color particularly in areas where the industry has not been fully inclusive of body size, shapes and curves, as well skin tone color. The brand also takes advantage of 21stCentury manufacturing technology of micro-factories and innovative textile technology.

Courtroom5 is a subscription service that produces effective pro se litigants by providing automated, customized legal assistance on strategy, direction and execution of litigation procedures. Using machine intelligence, project management tools, self-serve training and an online community, Courtroom5 prepares pro se litigants to represent themselves effectively in civil court. Learn more at

NeedsList aggregates real-time needs from the field to increase the speed, efficiency and transparency of crisis response. The platform allows crisis response organizations to quickly add their volunteer and supply needs to a searchable database so that government and the private sector know what’s needed, where. Learn more at

Nomadic Analytics
Nomadic Analytics develops industrial IoT solutions to maximize operating efficiencies for business applications. Combining low cost battery powered sensors with secure light-weight wireless networks and cloud-based data analytics, actionable intelligence is created and made available as a mobile data service to improve business operations. The current focus is agriculture, optimizing irrigation decisions for improved crop yields on small and mid-sized farms. Learn more at

Profile My Pantry
Profile My Pantry addresses a Household’s nutritional health concerns by evaluating how well a Household’s grocery purchases measure up to USDA Healthy Eating Patterns bringing food consumption guidance to the kitchen. Dashboards respond to user specified input parameter values including eating pattern, date range, number of adult equivalents and proportion of calories prepared at home.

Zenful.Tech is a curated marketplace that connects high-demand technical talent with the Triangle’s best employers. Catering to the candidate experience and through a single platform, candidates get visibility and interview requests from a curated network of high-quality and highly-rated employers in a simplified and streamlined manner. Learn more at www.Zenful.Tech.

Published February 25, 2019