Resources



IDEA Fund Partners helps entrepreneurs make connections and provides resources that will help their businesses grow and succeed.

Organizations and Groups

CED
Accelerates the entrepreneurial culture of the Research Triangle and North Carolina by identifying, enabling and promoting high-growth, high-impact companies

Florida Angel Nexus
Connects companies with aggressive growth plans to its state-wide network of investors and investment groups

Florida Venture Forum
Accelerates the successful development of Florida’s entrepreneurial community by offering expert counsel, educational advice and managerial assistance

Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA)
Represents the full spectrum of private equity and venture capital firms with investment interests in the mid-Atlantic and beyond

National Venture Capital Association
Represents the U.S. venture capital community by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment

NC IDEA
Helps young, innovative companies mainly by providing early financing in the form of grants, accelerating the creation of new North Carolina companies and jobs

North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Government-sponsored organization dedicated to developing the biotechnology industry in North Carolina

North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA)
Statewide leadership organization that represents the North Carolina technology industry
Small Business and Technology Development Center
Provides knowledge, education and other supportive resources to emerging entrepreneurs and existing small and mid-sized businesses in North Carolina

Small Business and Technology Development Center
Provides knowledge, education and other supportive resources to emerging entrepreneurs and existing small and mid-sized businesses in North Carolina

Southeast BIO
Fosters the growth of the life sciences industry in the Southeastern United States through efforts that promote entrepreneurship and bring together companies, investors, universities and support organizations active in the development of the industry

Accelerators, Incubators and Competitions

Cherokee Challenge
Startup competition and accelerator designed to identify, fund and develop high impact environmental business ventures

Groundwork Labs
Generates momentum for North Carolina startups and helps prepare them for funding opportunities such as grants, accelerators or angel investment

InField Medical
Medical technologies accelerator focusing on low to mid tech technologies that have a defined regulatory approval path (Class I/II 510k) and a high liklihood of revenue generation and/or strategic interest/exit within a two year time period

The Startup Factory
Runs an intensive three month program customized for early stage startup companies, providing $50,000 in seed capital, hands-on mentorship and access to a network of angels, startup founders and technology experts

RevTech Labs
Three month program focusing on early stage mobile, software and web company that provides free work space, mentorship and programming all geared toward revolutionary technology startups

Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
Like a VC bootcamp for entrepreneurs, at a VCIC event entrepreneurs can spend an enire day as a featured speaker with VCs, refine pitch feedback from the world’s top MBA students, and learn about deal structure through mock term sheets

Reference

PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree
Quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States

StartupSpot
A free educational resource about startup financing for entrepreneurs, investors and students

TriangulateNC.com
Digital doorway to the companies, people and resources of the Triangle region. Powered by CED, the site provides visual connections and information on area companies, people and events.