Innovation Fund North Carolina, a new source of pre‐seed capital and education for technology start-ups in North Carolina, launches its first funding cycle with information sessions in Hickory, Charlotte, and Fayetteville. Start-ups working in Agricultural Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Healthcare Technology and IT/Communications can apply for $25,000 grants or $100,000 awards. Following the information sessions, Innovation Fund North Carolina will begin accepting applications on September 20. Limited funding is available. Interested entrepreneurs are highly encouraged to attend one of the scheduled information sessions.
Innovation Fund North Carolina combines critical pre-seed funding, education, mentoring and talent to accelerate the growth of early stage tech start-ups in North Carolina…providing them a competitive edge to succeed. In its debut, Innovation Fund North Carolina, led by Catawba Valley Community College as part of a national demonstration project, seeks to invest up to $250,000 in approximately six start-up companies during its first funding round opening September 20. In addition to providing critical funding at a stage often deemed too risky by equity investors, recipients get the added benefits of coaching and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs as well as added talent in the form of student interns. If you are an entrepreneur with an innovation-oriented idea, Innovation Fund North Carolina can be just what you need to move forward.
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