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8 NC companies receive NC IDEA grants totaling $300,000

This new cohort of NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM grant recipients joins the 24 current ECOSYSTEM partners of the Foundation. The NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM grant program reflects NC IDEA’s commitment to strengthening the infrastructure for North Carolina’s entrepreneurs by providing grant funding to organizations that execute creative programs to support entrepreneurs.

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Lea(R)n lands $350K Gates Foundation Grant

Lea(R)n, creator of an award-winning online resource for educators, LearnTrials, which closed a seed round of funding of more than $800,000 from education technology investors across the United States in July, has received a $350,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Raleigh-based company, which graduated from the first AT&T Aspire Accelerator class Thursday. equips educators and their organizations to know which learning technologies are best for their classrooms. “You can think of Learning Trials as educational technology management for school districts and states,” CEO and co-founder Karl Rectanus tells WRAL TechWire. Rectanus, who co-founded the company...

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