North Carolina

17 11, 2021

NC IDEA expands ecosystem network with 15 new partnership grants 

By |2021-11-17T13:47:56+00:00November 17th, 2021|North Carolina|0 Comments

 NC IDEA announced on Friday 15 new partnerships through the organization’s ECOSYSTEM program at the Foundation’s 2021 Ecosystem Summit. The partnerships, known as regional impact grants, are meant to “further strengthen the infrastructure supporting North Carolina entrepreneurs,” said Ruhe. The grant program from NC IDEA required at least two organizations within a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem to collaborate [...]

4 08, 2021

Ventureprise at UNC Charlotte and City Startup Labs launch accelerator – for mentors 

By |2021-08-04T10:12:50+00:00August 4th, 2021|Gap support programs, North Carolina|0 Comments

 Ventureprise, a program of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and City Startup Labs will collaborate on a new accelerator program, the Inclusive Innovation Leadership Academy. The program, led by Devin Collins, the director of Ventureprise, and by Henry Rock, the founder and executive director of City Startup Labs, is funded by an NC IDEA Ecosystem grant, [...]

4 08, 2021

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Catalyzes 6 Promising Projects | NC State News

By |2021-08-04T10:09:58+00:00August 4th, 2021|North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Research at NC State uncovers potential solutions to some of the world’s grandest challenges. And thanks to the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), six new projects will receive support that could bring their research one step closer to market-ready technologies — with broad societal impacts. “Since the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund launched over a decade ago, it’s proven [...]

8 07, 2021

Duke U medtech startup Xilis raises $70M; Google Ventures, Duke Angels 

By |2021-07-08T09:51:05+00:00July 8th, 2021|New Investments/Awards, North Carolina|0 Comments

Xilis, a startup founded by two professors at Duke University focusing on technology to boost precision health and oncology, has landed $70 million in new funding with Google Ventures among the backers. The two-year-old company had previously raised close to $5 million. “Our vision is to transform cancer care in diagnostics and reshape drug development [...]

19 05, 2021

UNC and Duke Team up to Launch Entrepreneurial Startup Hub – Duke OLV

By |2021-05-19T17:38:19+00:00May 19th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, North Carolina|0 Comments

In the past, if you launched a startup in the Research Triangle region, daunting questions arrived faster than answers. How do you navigate the limited avenues of support for turning intellectual property (IP) into products or services? Or compete with larger corporations that have more established networks and resources? Or wrestle with the reality that [...]

5 05, 2021

Introducing Lux Libertas Ventures: UNC’s first student-run venture capital fund 

By |2021-05-05T18:49:38+00:00May 5th, 2021|North Carolina, Student Funds|0 Comments

Lux Libertas Ventures is UNC’s first student-run venture capital fund, specializing in Generation Z consumer investments. LLV focuses on pre-seed investments into consumer internet startups that attack the problems faced by Generation Z, such as mental health, digital wellness, consumer banking and other areas of exploration. The organization is run entirely by UNC students with a [...]

29 04, 2021

UNC Kickstarts New Sustainability Efforts with Champion Sustainability Fund 

By |2021-04-29T11:06:29+00:00April 29th, 2021|North Carolina|0 Comments

UNC has received a $1 million investment from the Champion Athleticwear brand to kickstart a series of efforts aimed at creating a more sustainable campus and facilitating the continued innovation of new strategies by the university community. The brand, as part of a multi-faceted initiative, will not only fund sustainable innovations as UNC works to [...]

25 11, 2020

Duke, NC Central Launch Program to Showcase Black-Founded and Black-Led Businesses

By |2020-11-25T09:08:28+00:00November 25th, 2020|North Carolina|0 Comments

DURHAM, NC -- U.S.-based college students and recent alumni who founded or lead growing businesses are invited to showcase their companies to investors who are committed to investing in Black-founded and Black-led businesses, and to compete for up to $25,000 through a new Duke University-North Carolina Central University program. “pitch: A Competition for Black Student-Founders” [...]

18 11, 2020

NC Biotech Center awards $623K in grants; its portfolio firms raise nearly $33M 

By |2020-11-18T13:00:45+00:00November 18th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, North Carolina|0 Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 11 grants and loans totaling $623,136 to bioscience companies, universities and nonprofit organizations in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021. The awards, made in July, August and September, will support life science technology commercialization and intellectual exchange throughout North Carolina. COMPANY LOANS AWARDED Three bioscience [...]

29 10, 2020

UNC, NC State see commercialization thrive as Covid drives innovation

By |2020-10-29T10:15:47+00:00October 29th, 2020|North Carolina|0 Comments

Despite Covid-19 causing worry among many in higher education over valuable revenue streams, research universities in the Triangle say their innovation and commercialization activity has never been higher. Officials tell TBJ that not only has activity continued to thrive throughout the pandemic, the increased demand for innovation around Covid-19 has them busier than ever. "We have not seen [...]