Winston-Salem, NC – The signature internal funding mechanism is the Catalyst Fund, a $15 million technology development program established in 2015 and managed by Pappas Capital. The Catalyst Fund is designed to provide seed loan investment to 25 to 30 technologies in the next three to five years.
Raleigh, NC – NC State University is a research powerhouse and a powerful economic engine for North Carolina. The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures (OTCNV) plays a crucial role by protecting and promoting University research discoveries and intellectual property, working with and guiding industry partners, and promoting the acceleration of startups.
Durham, NC – The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative brings to life and deepens Duke’s enduring theme of knowledge in the service of society. They seek to make Duke an agent of transformation through an entrepreneurial spirit, generating innovations from the ideas that grow at the university and translating those innovations to positively impact individuals, communities, institutions, and societies.
Chapel Hill, NC – A resource center that promotes the development of patient-centered innovations designed to address the challenges facing our nation’s health care delivery system related to cost efficiency, quality of care, innovative health care delivery, and alignment of incentives among industry participants. The Center strives to provide rapid assessment, coordinated facilitation, partnership development and funding for innovation in a nimble and agile approach.
Durham, NC – A nationally connected network that helps Triangle entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies. They provide education, mentoring and capital formation resources to technology-based, high-growth entrepreneurs.
Interested in digital health technology and tools in four key areas: medication adherence, health and symptom tracking, diagnosis/self-selection and treatment. Seeking partners for licensing and co-developing digital health technologies, primarily interested in patent-protected innovations in early- or late-stage development
Washington, DC – The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program (under US Small Business Administration) is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
Cary, NC – EDPNC helps businesses launch, grow and locate in North Carolina by providing one-on-one phone consultations to people interested in starting a business, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina. They answer your questions, and help you navigate topics like regulatory requirements, licensing stipulations, small-business training and more.
Durham, NC – Hatteras Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that supports companies in the areas of biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, and related opportunities in human medicine, with typically investments in companies built on cutting-edge science from leading academic institutions.
Durham, NC – Echo Health Ventures invests in, builds and grows tomorrow’s great health care companies. They work with their portfolio companies to accelerate their innovations to scale nationally. As stage-agnostic investors, they are committed to a new approach to strategic investing – an approach that brings more than capital to the table, an approach focused on developing deep, high-value relationships with their portfolio companies.
Durham, NC – Bull City Venture Partners partner with entrepreneurs and focus on investing in software, health IT, mobile, internet, e-commerce and digital media companies. While they say they are early stage focused, they have always been known for selectively investing in seed and growth stage companies as well. That stems from their interest in investing in the best entrepreneurs they can find.
Cary, NC – The Aurora Funds is a family of venture capital funds committed to providing resources to help early stage healthcare and information technology companies reach their full potential. Since its founding in 1994, Aurora has invested in over 60 portfolio companies, resulting in five IPOs and eight M&A transactions.
Durham, NC – Intersouth Partners seeks a broad range of investment opportunities in the technology and life science sectors. Intersouth Partners has invested in more than 100 early-stage life science and technology companies since its founding in 1985. Intersouth manages $780 million in seven venture capital limited partnerships, making it the largest venture capital fund in North Carolina.
Raleigh, NC – Southern Capitol Ventures provides capital and strategic guidance to leading technology companies in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. Specific areas of expertise include software, e-commerce, digital media, mobile and healthcare IT. Southern Capitol typically invests $500,000 initially and $1.5 million over the life of a company.
Triangle Venture Alliance, a partnership between Duke University, the University of North Carolina, NC State University and North Carolina Central University, is a network of alumni angel groups created to fund start-ups founded by alumni, students, staff, faculty and families.