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Posts tagged “NC IDEA”

Updated December 6, 2013

Premium Lock GoGown deal shows power, necessity of networking for startups

If there is anything more valuable to an entrepreneur launching a new venture than the idea driving a new company, it is networking - not financing. As the potential big hit story of GoGowns - a creation of a registered nurse in Durham - clearly shows, making the right connections can open the doors of success. Just ask Ginny Porowski.

The Groundwork Labs system The Groundwork Labs system

October 2, 2013

Premium Lock 24 startups from across NC are semifinalists for NC IDEA grants

NC IDEA NC IDEA has narrowed its list of emerging startups that could receive non-dilutive grants up to $50,000 to 24 from a field of 117 applicants. The number of applicants declined from earlier this year, but that's typical, NC IDEA says. One company asked not to be identified.

September 17, 2013

Premium Lock It's official: Novella becomes Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company

Novella The marriage between Quintiles and Novella Clinical became official Monday when the deal in which Quintiles acquired its nearby rival closed.

Updated September 17, 2013

Premium Lock Startup showtime: NC IDEA touts its stars to angels, other investors

The Durham-based economic development group puts on an event in conjunction with a Angel Capital Association meeting and the annual CED Tech Venture conference to show off emerging ventures it believes have the potential to become successful enterprises. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story, including snapshots on the 10 firms that were in the showcase.

Protochips touts its award-winning technology Protochips touts its award-winning technology

Updated September 13, 2013

Premium Lock Venture capital events to showcase NC's best, brightest

Scores of startups, several emerging growth firms with big plans, and investors from around the country will gather in Raleigh next week for NC IDEA's "Grant Showcase" and the CED's annual Tech Venture conference. It's an opportunity for North Carolina entrepreneurs to shine.

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August 20, 2013

Premium Lock New IDEA Fund Partners fund-raising promises more help for startups

The raising of a new fund by Durham-based IDEA Fund Partners shows startup capital remains available in North Carolina - for the right opportunities. Over the past year, sources for VC funding environment have actually grown.

Dave Rizzo Dave Rizzo

Updated August 16, 2013

Premium Lock IDEA Fund Partners raises $8M for latest fund

IDEA Fund Partners The Durham a venture capital fund, which is affiliated with entrepreneurial organization NC IDEA, has raised $8.1 million for its latest fund, according to securities filings.

August 16, 2013

Premium Lock NC IDEA taking grant program to Wilmington

NC IDEA UNC-Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host event for startups on Aug. 21.

Updated July 19, 2013

Premium Lock More data confirms 'institutional' VC slump in NC

What's real story about state of VC in North Carolina? A newspaper headline reads: "Triangle companies raise $40.1 million from venture capitalists." Sounds like a lot of money, right? But the fact is, VC deals continue to lag.

Early-stage investors Andy Schwab, left, and John Cambier Early-stage investors Andy Schwab, left, and John Cambier

Updated June 14, 2013

Premium Lock NC IDEA: Startup deal flow 'better than it has ever been'

As a venture capitalist, a former entrepreneur and leader of economic development group NC IDEA, Dave Rizzo has a front row seat in the North Carolina startup game. And after making a near-record amount of grants to five startups this week Rizzo says the deal flow is getting better. Why? Rizzo shares his insight with WRALTechWire Insiders.

Dave Rizzo says deal flow better than ever in N.C. Dave Rizzo says deal flow better than ever in N.C.

Updated June 13, 2013

Premium Lock NC IDEA awards $220,000 in grants to five startups

NC IDEA In one of its largest funding rounds since 2006, four Triangle area and one Charlotte-based firms will share in the grants from the Durham-based economic development group.

April 2, 2013

Premium Lock NC IDEA picks 30 semi-finalists for latest round of grants

NC IDEA Economic development group NC IDEA has selected 30 startups from across the state as semi-finalists for non-dilutive grants of up to $50,000.

January 22, 2013

Premium Lock NC IDEA plans briefings on how startups can apply for grants

NC IDEA NC IDEA, the economic development group associated with the venture capital firm IDEA Fund Partners, is preparing for its next cycle of grants.

Updated January 8, 2013

Premium Lock IDEA Fund Partners makes first Florida investment

IDEA Fund Partners Venture capital firm IDEA Fund Partners, which expanded to Florida in 2011, makes its first investment there with funding for a college savings plan website called GradSave.

Updated January 2, 2013

Premium Lock Startup Windsor Circle's 871% customer growth leads to $1.1M angel deal

Marketing retention software from startup Windsor Circle is winning the Durham startup legions of corporate followers and soaring revenue. That combination enabled its management team to raise $1.1 million to set the stage for more growth in 2013.

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December 31, 2012

Premium Lock Charlotte firm spins growing web for its spider silk

EntoGenetics, started with the help of a $22,500 Business Development Loan from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and a recipient of an NC IDEA Funds grant, has entered a development partnership with a well-known Florida maker of musical instrument strings.

Spinning a web for spider silk Spinning a web for spider silk

December 13, 2012

Premium Lock Semiconductor firm HexaTech wins $2.2M federal contract for new type of chips

HexaTech, a venture capital backed company, wins federal funding to develop a new kind of chip for the nation's power grid.

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Updated December 4, 2012

Premium Lock NC State Archives now tracks government officials in social media

The State Archives of North Carolina, working with Durham-based ArchiveSocial, has launched a searchable data base that tracks what's being said by some government officials - and what's being said about them through the state's new "Social Archive."

Tracking Gov. Bev Perdue through social media Tracking Gov. Bev Perdue through social media

Updated October 23, 2012

Premium Lock Apple unveils 6 iPad Mini models: 'You can hold it in one hand'

Apple's new iPad Mini Apple's smaller iPad is unveiled Tuesday at a price of $329 as is a new version of the current iPad. Apple executives also introduce a new laptop, computer and iBooks update.

October 23, 2012

Premium Lock Groundworks Labs surges forward as startup launchpad

NC IDEA's commitment to helping develop startups continues with Groundworks Labs even as Joystick Labs becomes a lower priority and with little if any funding available.

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