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Posts tagged “NC IDEA”

12:54 p.m. today

NC IDEA launching next round of startup grant applications

NC IDEA NC IDEA will launch its next round of awarding up to $50,000 in non-dilutive grants to startups on Feb. 15. Entrepreneurs can learn more about the program at a series of state-wide meetings. and webinars.

Updated February 4

NC IDEA names former Kauffman Foundation exec as CEO

Thom Ruhe, a former senior executive with the entrepreneurial focused Kauffman Foundation, is the new CEO of NC IDEA, an economic development group based in Durham.

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December 21, 2015

Premium Lock Groundwork Labs launches 2016 'cohort,' tweaks startup program

Groundwork Labs Groundwork Labs, the mentoring program for emerging startups, recently picked 10 ventures for its new "cohort" this winter. Executive Director John Ausin also says the program is making changes.

Updated December 16, 2015

Premium Lock From a dark basement to a hub of amazing success - that's American Underground's saga

Anyone who is really honest had doubts about whether The American Underground would work when launched in 2010 in the dark, foreboding, chilly basement of a former tobacco factory in Durham. Sunlamps should have been a health requirement. Today, there's a lot of light shining on the AU - the light of success. The doubters were wrong - on multiple fronts.

December 15, 2015

Premium Lock NC IDEA winner: Chapel Hill startup Rheomics building tools for more accurate blood testing

Blood Transfusion On Tuesday, economic development group NC IDEA picked six recipients to share among $300,000 in its latest round of non-dilutive grants for startups. Here's a profile of Rheomics as reported by ExitEvent.

December 15, 2015

Premium Lock NC IDEA winner: MV Trak bringing concussion-monitoring wearable tech to market

Brain power  On Tuesday, economic development group NC IDEA picked six recipients to share among $300,000 in its latest round of non-dilutive grants for startups. Here's a profile of MV Trak as reported by ExitEvent.

December 15, 2015

Premium Lock NC IDEA winner: Brand Assurance, the first winner from Wilmington

Startups   On Tuesday, economic development group NC IDEA picked six recipients to share among $300,000 in its latest round of non-dilutive grants for startups. Here's a profile of Brand Assurance as reported by ExitEvent.

Updated December 15, 2015

Premium Lock NC IDEA picks six startups for latest round of $300,000 in grants

NC IDEA Six startups are getting a cash infusion from economic development group NC IDEA in the form of non-dilutive grants. The grants total $300,000.

Updated October 7, 2015

Premium Lock NC Idea selects 22 semifinalists in fall grant cycle

NC IDEA NC IDEA has selected 22 semi-finalists from across the state in its 20th grant cycle to-date. These semi-finalists were chosen from the 130 applications received from NC-based startups focused on software, IP-based technologies, consumer products and medical device and diagnostics.

Updated August 25, 2015

Premium Lock Groundwork Labs program looking for early-stage startups

Groundwork Labs, the American Underground-based program designed to help boost startups, is accepting applications for its fall program.

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Updated July 9, 2015

Premium Lock Dave Rizzo retires, NC IDEA coverts to private foundation

Dave Rizzo retires NC IDEA, an organization that has supported innovative North Carolina startups with grants since 2006, said Thursday that its founder David Rizzo has retired and it is converting into a private foundation. Sean O'Leary has been named interim executive director.

June 22, 2015

Premium Lock Groundwork Labs launches 'After Hours' mentoring program

Groundwork Labs Groundwork Labs, the mentoring program offered to startups by the economic development group NC IDEA, is offering a new way for entrepreneurs to participate in the program in a "condensed" form.

June 9, 2015

Premium Lock NC IDEA awards nearly $250K in grants to 5 startups

NC IDEA NC IDEA is awarding nearly $250,000 in grants to five North Carolina startups, four of which are located in the Triangle. It's the 19th round of grants from the economic development group since 2006.

February 12, 2015

Premium Lock Automated Insights: Proof that Triangle's entrepreneurial network delivers

Council for Entrepreneurial Development "Success has many parents," writes Steve Hinkson, director of communications at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. And Robbie Allen, CEO of Automated Insights which made its "exit" through acquisition on Thursday, is proof - as Allen recently told the CED.

December 15, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA winner: EMPLOYUS, a crowdsourced talent recruiting app

ExitEvent In the latest profile of winners in NC IDEA's latest grant awards program, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman talks with Ryan O'Donnell, co-founder of EMPLOYUS, a crowdsourced talent recruiting app.

December 9, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA winner: Upswing, the tutoring app for at-risk college students

In the third of a series profiling the five latest NC IDEA grant winners, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman talks with Melvin Hines, founder of Upswing.

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December 9, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA winner: Freebooksy, go-to service for free and discount e-book discovery

In the second of five profiles featuring the newest recipients of NC IDEA grants, Amy Huffman of ExitEvent features Carrboro-based Freebooksy.

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Updated December 8, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA awards $250,000 in grants to five emerging startups

Five startups, including four from the Triangle, are the latest recipients of grants worth as much as $50,000 from economic development group NC IDEA. More than 90 companies have now received such grants worth some $3.7 million.

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December 8, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA winnter: Mati Energy, its tea-energy drink flying off Whole Foods shelves

ExitEvent In the first of a series profiling the latest winners of NC IDEA grants, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman reports about energy drink startup Mati Energy, which is based in Durham.

Updated December 5, 2014

Premium Lock Startup-focused NC IDEA names four new board members

NC IDEA Economic development group NC IDEA is adding four members to its board, replacing three others who recently left. NC IDEA annually invests hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to North Carolina startups.

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