Posts tagged “NC IDEA”

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.


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.

September 30, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA picks 19 startups for next step in grant process

NC IDEA NC IDEA has selected 19 startups from around North Carolina as semifinalists in its latest rounds of grants. Nearly 100 firms applied for the non-dilutive grants which can be worth as much as $50,000.

September 4, 2014

Premium Lock Are IPOs dead? Not hardly, says Durham venture capitalist

ExitEvent In the past couple of years, an unprecedented number of venture-backed companies have closed financings of $100M or more at valuations above $1 billion. This phenomenon has led to grumbling by some--most notably, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen--that the "IPO is dying" and that individual investors are "missing out" on what used to be great opportunities to ride exciting young companies from their IPOs onward. Is that really the case?

Updated July 29, 2014

Premium Lock Offering a stipend to startups, Groundwork Labs demonstrates its own growth

Among all the efforts focusing on boosting startups in the Triangle these days, Groundwork Labs is unique. It's free. And now the program, which is funded by economic development group NC IDEA, is reaching beyond the Triangle to help startups by the offering of a housing stipend. John Austin, director of Groundworks, talks about the new program, how Groundworks is different, and the success it has had so far in helping grow new businesses from the ground up.

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July 28, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA to open fall grant cycle in August

Since its inception in 2006, NC IDEA's grant program has awarded more than $3.4 million to 88 companies across the state. On Monday, NC IDEA announced that the organization's 18th grant cycle will open on Aug. 11 with a series of information sessions being held throughout North Carolina.


May 20, 2014

Premium Lock Does unemployment really link to entrepreneurial activity?

ExitEvent John Cambier of IDEA Fund Partners and NC IDEA in Durham is an investor who deals daily with startup entrepreneurs. He offers a counterpoint to a recent post published in ExitEvent and WRAL TechWire that cites a recent report linking unemployment and entrepreneurship.

Updated May 5, 2014

Premium Lock NCSU alumni expanding their security startup with a return to Raleigh

Rami Essaid, Engin Akyol and Andrew Stein turned their educations at N.C. State into fast-growing tech security startup Distil Networks but left North Carolina to launch the venture-backed firm. Now they are returning to Wolfpack country by opening an office in Raleigh. And they are hiring. We have the details in an exclusive interview for WRAL TechWire Insiders.

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April 2, 2014

Premium Lock NC IDEA picks 25 semi-finalists in latest round of startup grants

NC IDEA Economic development group NC IDEA is preparing to award another series of non-dilutive grants of up to $50,000 this spring. And 25 companies are still in the running from among 133 applicants.

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