IDEA FUND PARTNERS
INVESTORIDEA Fund Partners provides seed and early stage equity funding, along with company building expertise to IT, software, materials technologies and medical device companies in North Carolina, as well as the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
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8.20.14 -- Since Groundwork Labs doesn't charge a fee or take an equity stake in the companies that participate in our program I often get asked “How does Groundwork Labs afford to do what you do?” The short answer is we are funded by NC IDEA...
8.8.14 -- NC IDEA grant winners tend to be entrepreneurs that seek advice. This tends to hold true in any startup competition.
8.7.14 -- Each year for the past 28 years, CED hosts the region's Tech Venture Conference (TVC). One of the primary objectives of the conference is to provide a platform for the region's tech innovation companies to gain the recognition they need from investors.
5.20.14 -- As I read the recent ExitEvent article on Kauffman's Entrepreneurial Activity Index, I felt the need to respond with some of my own views on the topic.
4.16.14 -- When ExitEvent asked me to write about a topic of interest to the entrepreneurial community in this region, I immediately had an idea. It's one of my biggest pet peeves— why I hate it when magazines list the Triangle as one of the best places to live.
3.7.14 -- Automated Insights grew so quick last year that's it's offering $5K to anyone who refers the startup's next employees.
1.24.14 -- Look, I'm not saying that you're going to walk into every ExitEvent Startup Social and find one table with those kinds of folks sitting at it. But I will say this. If you let the snow keep you home Tuesday night, you missed that chance.
10.31.13 -- Last week, I took some time away from the grind to attend the WRAL TechWire Full Steam Ahead Awards, ironically hosted at the FullSteam Brewery in downtown Durham.
10.17.13 -- Whether your startup is currently raising money or not, you should know about IDEA Pitch.
6.13.13 -- NC IDEA, a not-for-profit offshoot of Durham-based VC Idea Fund Partners, has announced the award recipients of their grant program's 15th cycle.
4.3.13 -- It's the 15th cycle for NC IDEA, and this time, you already know at least ten of the 30 they picked from the 159 who applied, because ExitEvent has already written about them. In some cases, extensively.
2.11.13 -- NC IDEA, the not-for-profit organization connected to Durham-based venture capital firm Idea Fund Partners, opens the application for its spring startup grant cycle today.
1.28.13 -- On January 29th and February 5th some of the Triangle's best and brightest are gathering together in Durham for CED's Raising the Dough Fundraising Series
12.19.12 -- Windsor Circle, a Durham-based retention marketing startup, is one of those early-stagers that made it look easy.
11.29.12 -- The last time I wrote about NC IDEA handing out up to $50K to deserving startups, I put the rest the idea that it's the best kept secret in the North Carolina startup scene. It's just no longer a secret.
10.30.12 -- With nearly 100 Triangle-area entrepreneurs, investors and students in attendance, 13 InCube companies presented themselves to a panel.
8.28.12 -- Chris Heivly and I hadn't chatted for more than two minutes since the TSF demo day back in June (which happened to be one of the first articles we ever ran). This is pretty much my fault.
7.27.12 -- For years now, I've been calling the NC IDEA Grant the best kept startup secret in North Carolina. A non-profit sister program to local VC firm Idea Fund Partners, they grant up to $50,000 to six or so early-stage startups.
7.18.12 -- Recently, I spent some more time looking at the companies that were able to secure funding during 2011 and the first half of 2012.
7.12.12 -- Groundwork Labs is the first glass panel you see when you descend the stairs that lead from American Tobacco Campus into American Underground, going from the above-ground, more buttoned-up professional world into the creative, chaotic, more mysteriou
6.13.12 -- I found it a little odd when I got the invitation to Lone Rider for a Silicon Valley Bank sponsored get-together last night.
6.7.12 -- It looks like the best kept secret for North Carolina startups is no longer best kept. Truth be told, it was never really much of a secret, just an awesome thing that every startup in the state should take advantage of.
4.18.12 -- jproco: That. Was. Ridiculous. Nearly 200 at @ExitEvent tonight. Killed 2 kegs in 1:15. Thanks to all who showed.