Updated February 10, 2012
The environment for new and emerging companies continues to evolve as the collaborative venture of Capitol Broadcasting and NC IDEA drops funding plans. It will focus on mentoring and other services. Meanwhile, the Startup Factory draws over 60 applicants for its first round of funding. TSF has already closed on $5.5 million from an undisclosed California investment group.
January 6, 2012
The Durham-based economic development firm sets aside two hours of time for discussions and guidance on Friday mornings.
Updated December 15, 2011
Two Chapel Hill, two Charlotte and one Durham ventures win the non-dilutive grants in a competition that drew 175 applicants from across the state.
November 22, 2011
Veteran investor Dave Rizzo says the tech accelerator set to launch next spring won't detract from the economic development group's mission of growing new companies. He also says an angel fund may provide additional support.
November 16, 2011
John Austin, the veteran software and videogame executive who will run "Groundwork Labs," says an accelerator fills a void in the Triangle's entrepreneurial community for building new companies.
Launchbox is out, Groundwork Labs is in
Updated November 15, 2011
"Groundwork Labs" will be based at the American Underground in Durham. John Austin, who already runs Joystick Labs, will direct the new operation.
Updated September 23, 2011
The Durham-based company lands backing from Madison River Ventures, IDEA Fund partners and angel investor Greg Cangialosi.
Argyle Social sample page
September 12, 2011
The Durham-based company is now called "Automated Insights," reflecting plans to expand its technology beyond sports.
August 30, 2011
The "company inception loans" are designed to help new businesses fund non-scientific startup costs.
August 5, 2011
The venture capital backed startup, which has been funded locally by Intersouth Partners and NCIDEA, is commercializing technology developed at NC State.
June 16, 2011
The non-dilutive awards go to Keona Health, Loyalese, NanoForge, OtherScreen and Sarda Technologies. NC IDEA has now poured $2.1 million into new firms since 2006.
March 23, 2011
LaunchBox Digital, CBC New Media Group, Zelkova Ventures and individuals lead the seed round.
A sample of Spring Metrics analytics
February 11, 2011
The funding, which can be as much as $50,000, is to help launch emerging ventures in North Carolina.
January 10, 2011
Three firms in Durham, one in Cary and one in Raleigh receive funding to help them further develop their businesses and expand hiring.
Updated November 9, 2010
IDEA Fund Partners follows up on $30,000 grant from NC IDEA to lead the round of backing for Argyle, which focuses on social media marketing.
Argyle Social sample page
September 1, 2010
The RTP-based venture fund was the first to make an outside investment in the e-mail marketing firm.
August 17, 2010
Webinar set to help entrepreneurs better understand funding process.
Updated July 19, 2010
Four Triangle, one Charlotte early-stage firms land funding with grants ranging from $35,000 to $40,000.
Updated February 16, 2010
Software-as-a-service, drug authentication, lab data management, biofuel, spider silk firms receive early-stage funding.
Updated August 24, 2009