Posts tagged “NC IDEA”

February 28

NC IDEA looking for startup grant applicants plus 2 startup programs

NC IDEA NC IDEA has opened applications for its Seed Grant Program, which offers as much as $50,000 to emerging startups, and is also looking for entrepreneurs to take part in its Groundwork Labs and SoarTriangle programs.

December 13, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA awards $50K grants to five NC startups

NC IDEA awards grants to five startups NC IDEA is awarding $250,000 in grants, $50,000 each to five North Carolina startups located throughout the state in Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Morrisville, and Morehead City.

November 22, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA picks 11 finalists for latest round of $50K grants

NC IDEA NC IDEA has chosen 11 finalists for its latest round of "seed grants" grants worth as much as $50,000 as well as a variety of services designed to help grow new startups across North Carolina. More than half are from outside the Triangle.

Updated October 5, 2016

Premium Lock American Underground launching program for consumer product startups

Funding by a $100,000 grant from NC IDEA, the American Underground is rolling out a new incubation program for startups in the consumer product space. Adam Klein, chief strategist for the AU, explains what the program is all about in an exclusive Q&A.

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Updated September 9, 2016

Premium Lock RIoT's reaction to $100K NC IDEA grant: 'Humbled and thrilled'

RIoT RIoT, which stands for Regional Internet of Things, is a fast-growing organization with nearly 3,000 members that is focused on growing the IoT industry across North Carolina and elsewhere. Earlier this week, the NC IDEA Foundation chose RIoT as one of nine grant recipients sharing nearly $1.2 million. The RIoTers, as they call themselves, are thrilled to have been selected.

Updated September 9, 2016

Premium Lock Exclusive: Here's why NC IDEA chose to fund 9 startup programs

Innovation NC IDEA is going to provide nearly $1.2 million in funding to a variety of startup and entrepreneurial programs across N.C. Thom Ruhe, CEO of NC IDEA, explains why these groups (American, Underground, Catawba Valley Community College, the CED, Triangle Venture Alliance, First Flight Venture Center, HQ Raleigh, NC RIoT, UNC Charlotte and the Greensboro partnership Entrepreneurs Connection) were awarded grants.

Updated September 9, 2016

Premium Lock HQ BAM: Why HQ Raleigh won a $100,000 NC IDEA grant

HQ Raleigh HQ Raleigh really has been more than a shared office space project from its launch nearly three years ago. Networking, mentoring, more. A community. Recent expansion is taking the HQ Raleigh concept to other markets. And now with a $100,000 grant from NC IDEA, HQ Raleigh is embarking on a new incubation effort called HQ BAM. So what is it?

Updated September 8, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA grant winners - igniters of next entrepreneurship wave?

Startups   The growing depth and breadth of North Carolina's entrepreneurship "ecosystem" is clearly shown by the nine winners of the first Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partner grants from the NC IDEA Foundation.

Updated September 8, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA pouring $1.175M into 9 entrepreneurship efforts

With grants ranging as high as $250,000, the NC IDEA Foundation is providing direct funding support for nine entrepreneurship programs across North Carolina. The grants, which total $1.175 million, are the first in its new Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners program.

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September 7, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA opens applications for latest startup seed grants

NC IDEA NC IDEA is now accepting applications for its 22nd round of non-dilutive grants for startups across North Carolina and companies looking to relocate to the state.

Updated September 2, 2016

Premium Lock Why is NC IDEA taking over SoarTriangle? Inside the decision

NC IDEA NC IDEA has steadily been expanding its mission since Thom Ruhe took over as executive director, and the evolution continued on Tuesday with the news that the foundation is taking over operations of SoarTriangle. The group focuses on mentoring women-led startups, and NC IDEA was to explore ways to help, particularly in raising capital.

August 30, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA taking over operations of SoarTriangle

SoarTriangle, an organization backed by Red Hat and SAS to mentor female-led startups, is becoming part of NC IDEA's community and economic development efforts.

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Updated July 27, 2016

Premium Lock Durham-based RevBoss launches first SaaS product

Durham-based RevBoss, founded as a consulting company in 2014, has launched its first product -software as a service that allows B2B firms to push a button and get a sales pipeline.

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June 14, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA to seek more funding for Ecosystem Partner grants

Thom Ruhe With $10 million in requests for its new Ecosystem Partner grants, NC IDEA is delaying the announcement of winners and seeking to raise more funds, says NC IDEA CEO Thom Ruhe.

Updated June 13, 2016

Premium Lock In their own words: NC IDEA winner Sandbar Oyster

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.

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June 9, 2016

Premium Lock In their own words: NC IDEA winner Roobrik targets senior caregiving

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.

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Updated June 9, 2016

Premium Lock In their own words: NC IDEA winner ProAxion targets IoT

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.

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Updated June 9, 2016

Premium Lock 4 Triangle, 1 coastal startups to share $250,000 in NC IDEA grants

Dollar sign      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.

Updated May 12, 2016

Premium Lock NC IDEA picks 11 finalists for first 2016 grants

NC IDEA The NC IDEA Foundation has selected 11 finalists from 26 semifinals for its first round of grants in 2016. Eight are from the Triangle area.

April 21, 2016

Premium Lock A salute to Dave Rizzo, a driving force behind NC's entrepreneurial explosion

Dave Rizzo 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.

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