Posts tagged “NC IDEA”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HexaTech, a venture capital backed company, wins federal funding to develop a new kind of chip for the nation's power grid.
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."
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.