North Carolina

30 07, 2020

NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects

By |2020-07-30T09:52:44+00:00July 30th, 2020|North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Research that starts at NC State doesn’t end here. The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is one way we work to ensure our research reaches the places it’s needed. “As a land-grant university, our mission is to positively impact the lives of the residents of North Carolina and beyond by commercializing state-of-the-art research to solve societal problems,” says Wade [...]

15 07, 2020

NC State’s New Venture Studio Gives Students Entrepreneurship Experience

By |2020-07-15T12:01:58+00:00July 15th, 2020|North Carolina, Student Funds|0 Comments

Few individuals have the opportunity to try their hand at developing a business process or product from the ground up before graduating from college, but Poole College of Management is trying to change that with its new program, the NC State Venture Studio. The Venture Studio, like the college’s Andrews Launch Accelerator, provides NC State students valuable hands-on [...]

10 06, 2020

Duke, NCSU, Triangle universities join UNC in adapting startup programs for ‘new normal’ 

By |2020-06-10T11:22:39+00:00June 10th, 2020|Gap support programs, North Carolina|0 Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Change is certainly afoot at both Duke University and N.C. State as well as other Triangle institutions as well as at UNC-Chapel Hill. Here’s a look at what’s happening as well as an infographic breaking down related programs. WHAT’S HAPPENING AT DUKE “We have added curricular and extracurricular summer programming to engage [...]

29 05, 2020

NCBiotech among grant recipients from Wells Fargo Incubator Fund  

By |2020-05-29T11:21:46+00:00May 29th, 2020|Corporate, North Carolina|0 Comments

Startups are hurting during this downturn, but the North Carolina Biotechnology Center can now offer one Research Triangle Park company some targeted relief. The Center won a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program this week to help a local cleantech startup Advanced Animal Diagnostics. In total, 18 channel partners were selected to share the award totaling [...]

14 05, 2020

Launch Chapel Hill’s new director presses ahead with accelerator’s growth despite COVID-19 

By |2020-05-14T09:52:58+00:00May 14th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

CHAPEL HILL – Launch Chapel Hill is gearing up to send off its 13th cohort of entrepreneurs to embark on their next stage of startup growth. After spending 16 weeks developing their business model and market strategy with mentors in the accelerator, nine early-stage startups will finish off the program by pitching their products and services to [...]

7 05, 2020

NC Biotech Center awards $1.8M in grants, loans to startups, universities

By |2020-05-07T09:22:20+00:00May 7th, 2020|North Carolina|0 Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 13 grants and loans totaling $1.8 million to universities and bioscience companies in the third quarter of its current fiscal year. The awards, made from January to March, will support life science research, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina. The funding will also help universities [...]

30 04, 2020

Four Wilmington startups score NC IDEA nod

By |2020-04-30T09:27:02+00:00April 30th, 2020|North Carolina, State or Government|0 Comments

Four Wilmington startups are recipients and finalists of two NC IDEA grant programs, according to an announcement Monday. Wilmington based MyKinfo and Survei are NC IDEA MICRO grant recipients, chosen after a three-month competitive application and selection process. MyKinfo is an early-stage startup that participates in the mentorship program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington [...]

2 01, 2020

Duke University gets $130 million in funding to accelerate drug discovery

By |2020-01-02T10:52:24+00:00January 2nd, 2020|North Carolina, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Duke University and Deerfield Management Company, a healthcare investment firm,  have created a major translational research collaboration with $130 million in funding. By way of a newly launched company called Four Points Innovation, up to $130 million of initial funding will be made available by Deerfield to back the initiative for 10 years. Deerfield also will provide development expertise in support of Duke’s innovative drug research across a span of high-need therapeutic areas, as well as those targeting patients [...]

16 10, 2019

NC Biotech Center awards $1.4M in grants, loans; portfolio startups raise $16.5M 

By |2019-10-16T13:39:10+00:00October 16th, 2019|North Carolina, State or Government|0 Comments

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 18 grants and loans totaling nearly $1.4 million to bioscience companies, universities and non-profit organizations in the first quarter of its 2019-20 fiscal year. The awards, made from July 1 to Sept. 30, will support life science research and technology commercialization throughout North Carolina and help companies attract follow-on funding from [...]

26 10, 2018

UNC to receive $65 million through hedge fund partnership for medical research

By |2018-10-26T06:39:08+00:00October 26th, 2018|North Carolina, Venture Capital|0 Comments

An investment management firm has committed $65 million in funding to UNC to accelerate the development and creation of new medicines. The University is partnering with Deerfield Management to form Pinnacle Hill, LLC. Pinnacle Hill will manage funding to approved projects and provide drug development expertise across a wide range of therapeutic areas, according to [...]