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July 2018

Application Deadline: The Impact Challenge

July 31

The Impact Challenge offers applicants the chance to compete for a $15,000 grand prize for their social venture. With a focus on socially minded entrepreneurship and advancing startups, this challenge helps inspire, connect, and accelerate new ventures and their student founders. The five chosen teams receive a month of mentorship from top business executives, as well as the chance to compete at the International Conference for $15,000 in seed funding.

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Application Deadline: KickStart Venture Services Commercialization Awards

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The KickStart Award Program helps early-stage companies meet commercial milestones, either on the technical or business side. Requests for application are solicited on a quarterly basis from faculty founders. The awards are in the $25,000 to $50,000 range depending the on the company’s needs.

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Application Deadline: NCET2 Startup Development Program

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Submit your university startup to showcase at the AUTM Eastern Region Meeting in Baltimore, September 13-14! Five selected startups will be given 5 minutes to pitch their ventures to a feedback panel of corporates, Startup Development Officers (SDO), angels and VCs and will receive 5 minutes of feedback on their presentation from the panel.

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Application Deadline: SEBIO Investor & Partnering Forum

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduce your company to targeted investors, VC's, and potential partners at the 2018 Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum.

The Forum provides opportunities for both early and mid- to late-stage companies that are looking for investment and business partners.

As a presenter you'll gain:

>>Visibility among potential investors and industry partners
>>A private advisory session with experienced business professional for...

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August 2018

NC IDEA Summer School Series- Design Sprint Essentials

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the Design Sprint process from Douglas Ferguson, professional facilitator and president of Voltage Control. The Design Sprint is a method for answering big questions quickly. It’s a greatest hits of design thinking, Lean Startup-style business strategy, innovation, behavioral science, and more, packaged into a battle-tested method any team can use. In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you'll learn by doing as Douglas leads you through a complete sprint—super-compressed into 1...

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NC IDEA Summer School Series- Pitching with John Austin

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Raising money for a startup is really, really, really hard. One step in that process is having a great pitch for potential investors. At the heart of a great pitch is a great story. NC IDEA's John Austin will share tips on how to tell a great story to investors.

NC IDEA's Bring Your Lunch and Learn is an open summer series of talks for the entrepreneruial community of North Carolina. We will be focusing on a different topic every Wednesday with speakers and...

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Application Deadline: Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This funding opportunity will address well-documented and fast emerging challenges which inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of well-designed, interoperable health IT. This funding opportunity is specifically interested in innovative solutions and breakthrough advances in the following areas of interest: expanding the scope, scale, and utility of population-level data-focused APIs; and advancing clinical knowledge at the point of care.

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Carolina Thrift Sale

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our inaugural sale will take place on Saturday, August 18th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of Carolina's Student Union. It is scheduled to take place on the second day of freshman move-in as a part of UNC's annual Week of Welcome.

In addition to a trendy thrift shop, you can expect to network with representatives from other environmental organizations and enjoy performances from student groups.

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Application Deadline: Biotechnology Innovation Grant

August 29 @ 12:00 pm

The purpose of the Biotechnology Innovation Grant (BIG) is to support research studies that explore potential commercial applications of early-stage university inventions. The grant targets university technologies entering the translational phase of development. A BIG award provides funding for a technical research project conducted by a faculty investigator alongside a related commercial development project undertaken by a commercial development adviser. BIG projects are intended to inform...

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September 2018

Application Deadline: Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Artist Grants

September 7

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the...

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