Eleven emerging startups, including seven from the Triangle, are finalists for the latest round of startup grants from NC IDEA.

The non-dilutive grants can be worth as much as $50,000. Grants are awarded twice annually.

The finalists are:

  • 27 Software- Charlotte, NC
  • Advocations- Charlotte, NC
  • Altis Biosystems- Chapel Hill, NC
  • Cultivate- Durham, NC
  • Faro10- Apex, NC
  • kelaHealth- Durham, NC
  • Loanable- Durham, NC
  • Neighbor- Winston-Salem, NC
  • No Evil Foods- Weaverville, NC
  • NoteNinja- Durham, NC
  • SalesSync- Cary, NC

Some 155 companies applied for the latest grants, and the field recently was narrowed to 28 semi-finalists.

Each of the finalists will make presentations to a review panel of investors. Winners will be announced early in December.