NC State is Bridging the Funding Gap from Research to Commercialization; invests in five new projects

By | July 14th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

Five promising North Carolina State University projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), which helps NC State researchers move their inventions into the marketplace.

“NC State is establishing itself as a leader in technology commercialization,” says Kelly Sexton, assistant vice chancellor for NC State’s Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures. “This has […]

Triangle Venture Alliance Makes Initial Investment Impact

By | June 22nd, 2017|North Carolina|

Triangle Venture Alliance (TVA), a newly formed investment alliance among angel networks at North Carolina State University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC Central University, today announced its first investment as an alliance – 410 Medical. 410 Medical is an early-stage medical device company that has developed and is […]

NC State University Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is mobilizing a bridge over the digital divide

By | June 8th, 2017|*Fund Types, North Carolina, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|

More than two billion people worldwide who don’t have internet access often miss out on life-changing benefits of being connected, such as automated micro-lending for entrepreneurs, marketplace applications and information services including weather forecasts and market pricing.

To help overcome this digital divide, NC State innovators have developed a new platform that enhances the capabilities of […]

Duke University Energy Initiative Awards Seven New Seed Grants

By | May 1st, 2017|North Carolina|

Research projects that explore new possibilities for energy storage, reliability, and sustainable development will receive funding in 2017 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund.

Seven projects involving 14 faculty members were selected to receive a total of $240,000 from the fund.

Seed funding provides a financial head start for […]

Shaw University, Carolina Small Business Development Fund Open Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

By | February 27th, 2017|North Carolina|

Officials from Shaw University and Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) launch an entrepreneurship center aimed at expanding small business development and economic empowerment within Southeast Raleigh and beyond.

The mission of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center is to provide an ecosystem of support for entrepreneurs that will foster innovation and help them establish and […]

Duke U, Viking Therapeutics and PoC Capital Enter Agreement to Fund Clinical Development 

By | February 23rd, 2017|Corporate, North Carolina|

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (“Viking”) (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced an agreement with PoC Capital, LLC to fund Viking’s initial clinical development of VK2809 in glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD Ia).  Viking […]

NC Biotech Center awards $1.4M in grants, loans 

By | January 26th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, North Carolina, State or Government|

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 13 grants and loans totaling $1.4 million to universities and bioscience companies in the second quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending Dec. 31.

The awards will support life science research, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina and help universities and companies attract additional funding from other sources.

Company […]

Wanted: UNC alumni looking to invest in startups with university ties

By | January 5th, 2017|Angel, North Carolina|

UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking alumni, faculty members and others who are interested in investing in startups with a UNC connection.

UNC announced Tuesday that it has launched the Carolina Angel Network to help startups seeking capital to develop their technology or finance their growth. Eligible startups, which can be located anywhere, must have […]

NC Idea grants awarded for statewide network of entrepreneur support organizations

By | October 4th, 2016|North Carolina, State or Government|

The Greensboro Partnership’s Entrepreneurs Connection was one of nine grant winners announced last week by the NC IDEA Foundation, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina.

The grants totaled $1.175 million and went to organizations throughout the state that support entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship.

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NC Idea grants awarded for statewide network of entrepreneur support organizations

By | October 4th, 2016|North Carolina, State or Government|

The Greensboro Partnership’s Entrepreneurs Connection was one of nine grant winners announced last week by the NC IDEA Foundation, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina.

The grants totaled $1.175 million and went to organizations throughout the state that support entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship.