7 Black-led startups receive $75,000 NC IDEA grants

Excerpt from WRAL TechWire:

DURHAM – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, alongside the leadership of the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council (NC BEC), announced today that the organization has awarded $525,000 in Growth Grants to seven Black-founded former NC IDEA SEED grant recipients.

“Today the world celebrates the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an icon of the modern civil rights era. Inspired by his teachings and our desire to expand equitable economic empowerment with entrepreneurship, the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council, with support from the NC IDEA Board and staff, is announcing Growth Grants to seven Black-founded companies,” said Thom Ruhe, CEO of NC IDEA.

The seven NC BEC Growth Grant grant recipients include Courtroom5, a low-cost automated service that helps people represent themselves in civil court. (Fall 2018 SEED Grant Recipient)

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