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Monday, January 25, 2021


The Most Underrated Tech Cities

There are many factors that make a city underrated. And chances are that most of those factors are good reasons for you to move...

Who Is The Next Big Startup In Wilmington?

In working with entrepreneurs throughout North Carolina over the last 20 years, I have always heard about the FOMO of angel investors and venture capitalists described like this….

NEW Receives Ecosystem Grant To Start Entrepreneurship Program

Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington has won a grant from NC IDEA to support a new program for local startups and entrepreneurs. NC IDEA announced on...

Congrats our friends at Wilmington based Performance Culture with investment from Durham investors

We made an intro over lunch but the entrepreneurs made the deal happen. https://www.wraltechwire.com/2020/12/23/wilmingtons-performance-culture-lands-2-1m-investment-from-jurassic-capital/    

After nCino and UnTappd , who is the next big startup at the beach? And the FOMO in Angel investors

I was asked by Diane to write about how we validate our entrepreneurs to investors in Wilmington. So here is a look behind the curtain... https://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/insights/diane_durance/who_is_the_next_big_startup_in_wilmington/2889  


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A strong entrepreneur support organization is focused on serving the needs of the entrepreneurs through educational events around sales and marketing, aligning mentor options, communications through curating a frequent newsletter and preparing the companies to attract capital with investor pitch training. Additional training is often required around the pursuit of local and federal grants.

What people are saying

This was a really good event with lots of solid advice from some great entrepreneurs. I do urge everyone to keep coming back. Jim is making these events better and better as the months go by.

Bill Warner


From the mountains to the sea, Jim Roberts has connected me with leaders and mentors across the wide variety of professions my business encompasses.

Steve Klem

Founder, Cape Fear Gear

Jim Roberts has been a tremendous catalyst to the startup community in Wilmington, NC. through his tireless efforts connecting individuals, startups, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses.

Edward Hall

CEO - Petrics

Latest News

Don’t you LOVE it when the Wilmington startup ecosystem makes news in Charleston SC

Thanks to our friends at DigSouth for including our big news in their lead story in their newsletter in Charleston SC Click here - https://mailchi.mp/digsouth/ncidea?e=c03a11d9b6    

We won a grant for entrepreneurs in Wilmington

Very exciting https://ncidea.org/nc-idea-awards-nearly-1-5m-in-nc-idea-ecosystem-grants-to-seventeen-partners-throughout-the-state/    

A HUGE opportunity for Wilmington entrepreneurs but ONLY IF YOU APPLY – Deadline

Here is our most recent newsletter with application form for the CED Venture Connect Conference https://mailchi.mp/efe610e2c8b0/wilmington-entrepreneurs-invited-to-apply-to-the-biggest-opportunity-in-the-south-and-an-invite-to-virtual-event-with-investor-today?e=    

Wilmington mentioned in national article on underrated tech startup cities

Wilmington and Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (and 91omg.biz) get shoutouts in this national article about 10 underrated tech startup cities. We are included...

Wilmington Startups are Winning on Wall Street, Winning Awards, Attracting Investors (and Taking up Office Space) But When Will Wilmington Care ?

This is Global Entrepreneurship Week and today is the start of the NC IDEA Entrepreneur Ecosystem Summit where I will be presenting my work...

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