WRAL TechWire’s exclusive Triangle Startup Guide is continually growing with new resources for local startups. Whether you’re looking for VC or angel funding, local coworking spaces or free networking events, the Triangle Startup Guide has all the resources you need to take your venture to the next level.

Every week, we add new resources to keep content fresh and relevant. Today’s update features three new additions to the Competitions, Grants & Other Funding section of the guide:

We added the Meredith (Social) Entrepreneurship Challenge, an annual pitch competition that allows students with business/nonprofit ideas to compete for a $2,000 cash prize. Run by Meredith College’s School of Business, the program has awarded more than $30,000 since its launch in 2017, featuring 122 student participants and over 20 women judges and mentors.

We also added two pilot grant programs offered by UNC Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (or NC TraCS). The funding supports research projects that focus on developing new health therapies, diagnostics or devices. Submissions are currently open for both grants:

  • TraCS $2K supports researchers as they move forward with innovative studies and research projects. Submissions are accepted monthly. The next deadline is April 20.
  • TraCS $5K–$50K provides one-year research grants of up to $25,000, requiring 50% matching funds by campus departments or partner institutions. The program supports new research projects as they capture preliminary data before seeking future funding. Submissions are due on June 29.

We make weekly additions to the Triangle Startup Guide. As always, if we missed a resource you’d like to add, please feel free to submit it for inclusion. You can email me directly, tweet me @shannoncuthrell or use this contact form.