Congrats to our Spring 2020 NC IDEA SEED grant recipients!

“This group of companies demonstrates the vibrancy and resiliency of entrepreneurship across the state of North Carolina,” said Thom Ruhe, CEO and President of NC IDEA. “We had an incredibly strong group of finalists participating in a grant cycle that concluded virtually for the first time ever. And despite these challenging times, we are confident that our recipients are well on the path to creating a lasting impact in their local communities while strengthening the state’s economy,” Ruhe concluded.

The following six Spring 2020 NC IDEA SEED grant recipients were chosen after a three-month competitive application and selection process that drew 142 applications from across the state:

Arpio – Durham, NC
Arpio protects and restores your AWS environments so that your team will not spend time worrying about outages and ransomware.

Electronic Lab Logs – Wilmington, NC
Electronic Lab Logs helps labs ditch the paper logs. Labs can flawlessly track maintenance tasks for all lab instruments using a comprehensive solution for web, mobile and tablet

Home Lending Pal – Durham, NC
Home Lending Pal is building the first AI-Powered mortgage advisor that simulates buying a home with multiple lenders to determine mortgage approval odds and affordability impact based on lifestyle.

Natrx, Inc. – Raleigh, NC
Natrx enables builders, architects and ecologists to incorporate nature directly into infrastructure by protecting communities from storm surge, flooding and hurricanes with modular waterfront protection.

ShyftAuto – Winterville, NC
ShyftAuto digitizes the consumer vehicle service experience by giving automotive service facilities a tool to offer and manage pick-up and return for vehicle service.

Unbox the Dress – Winston-Salem, NC
Unbox the Dress is the modern, sustainable and emotionally-rewarding solution enabling millions of women to redesign their wedding gowns into modern heirlooms.

Read the full announcement here.