Posts tagged “NC IDEA”
Is North Carolina the future Napa Valley of oysters? A team of experts in the field of oysters and academics has formed a company, Sandbar Oyster, around a unique patent-pending material that could have an international impact on the oyster industry. Niels Lindquist, one of its founders, shares the company's story after receiving one of the five latest NC IDEA grants.
Helping older adults and their families find solutions to often difficult caregiving decisions is the mission of startup Roobrik, which is one of five winners in the latest round of NC IDEA grants totaling $250,000. In a Q&A, CEO Nate O'Keefe, a veteran entrepreneur, shares the Roobrik story.
Watch out, IoT? ProAxion is one of five winners in the latest round of NC IDEA grants worth as much as $50,000. In a Q&A, CEO Justin Rothwell talks about how the startup's technology could have a major impact on the industry-related Internet of Things.
Five startups, including four from across the Triangle, will receive an injection of funding up to $50,000 from the NC IDEA Foundation. They are the latest emerging companies to win grants through a competitive process that dates back a decade.
From the WTW archive: North Carolina's startup community has come a long, long way since the dark days of the "dot com" bust in 2002. In 2015, startups and emerging companies raised more investment capital than in any year since the boom's pinnacle. While success has many fathers, as the saying goes, one leader deserves a big share of the credit for the revival and the remarkable state of startups today across the state. His name is Dave Rizzo. Here's the backstory - and an appreciation.
Thom Ruhe is wasting little time in putting his own imprint on NC IDEA. Monday's launch of an Ecosystem Partner Grant program is just the start of changes Ruhe will be making as the economic development group evolves into a foundation. So what qualities does he bring to the job? He explains in a Q&A.
Economic development group NC IDEA on Tuesday disclosed the launching of a new grant program. Previously, the group had focused on funding for startups. "The Ecosystem Partner Grant will enable NC IDEA to further its mission by working with partners around the state to foster a diverse, collaborative Community; identify and impact promising Companies; facilitate the formation and multiplication of Capital; nurture and attract world-class Talent while optimizing Connectivity," the group says.
The economic development group NC IDEA will undergo a major transition under its new CEO Thom Ruhe, evolving into a private foundation. While the Durham-based group will continue to offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants annually to startups, its mission will broaden with the goal of boosting entrepreneurship, Ruhe tells WRAL TechWire in the first of a three-part Q&A.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.