NC IDEA Newsletter – June 8, 2018

NC IDEA Summer School is now is session!

Every Wednesday this summer, NC IDEA will host a free hour-long course for the entrepreneurial community of North Carolina. Sessions will be led by experts from across the ecosystem and will consist of topics ranging from marketing and sales strategy to intellectual property protection.

Bring your lunch and your questions, and join us in the American Underground Classroom for an hour of enriching conversation.

Can’t attend the course in person? No worries. Each session will be livestreamed on Facebook and made available on our YouTube channel. Click here to catch up on the courses you’ve missed!

NC IDEA Summer School takes place every Wednesday at noon, from now until August 15. For more information, or to register, click here.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for NC IDEA Summer School news and updates!

Companies and Partners in the News

Here are some of the latest updates on our companies and partners as they continue to make impacts in the communities they serve.
Atlanta’s SalesLoft acquires Durham B2B startup Noteninja
Congratulations to NC IDEA SEED Grant Recipient Noteninja on their latest acquisition by SalesLoft! Read more here.
Feds award First Flight Venture Center grant to accelerate health security
 Congratulations to NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Partner First Flight Venture Center on being chosen as one of eight accelerators by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to drive                                         innovation in medical health security. Read more here!
Valencell teams with Sonion to expand use of biometric sensors in ear 
NC IDEA SEED Grant Recipient Valencell and Sonion team up to expand the presence of biometric technologies in the hearing health and consumer markets. Read here for more.



June 20, 2018 

Come check out the latest and greatest ideas coming out of the Triad’s Entrepreneur Community! Hear 4-minute pitches from startups about their latest idea, new product, or expansion. Great for those who always want to be in the know, thrive on networking, and love supporting other business owners.

For additional information and to register, visit:

IoT Live Slam ’18: Internet of Things Conference
June 21-22, 2018

Join IoT Community members and enterprise CxO’s in R.T.P. North Carolina and validate your IoT Strategy! The event will feature guest speakers, engaging conversations, and great networking opportunities.

Register today at:

June 21-22, 2018 

Interested in an SBIR/STTR Grant from the US Small Business Administration? First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) has been selected as local host of the SBA Road Tour to North Carolina on June 22nd at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. This Road Tour stop will bring approximately 20 agency Program Managers to present their funding priorities/opportunities, lessons learned and common mistakes. Entrepreneurs/business owners will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Program Managers to discuss specific SBIR or STTR grants. There will be pre-event activities on June 21st including SBIR Proposal Training and a networking event.

This is the ONLY stop in North Carolina for the Road Tour!

Learn more and register for one or both days here.

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