NC IDEA LABS

Durham, NC

Overview

NC IDEA LABS is an intensive program for founders developing an idea or product that needs validation through customer discovery.

NC IDEA LABS, formerly Groundwork Labs, helps founders make better decisions, make those decisions faster and take the proper steps to avoid mistakes frequently made by new entrepreneurs. Essentially, we help reduce risk.

From a program standpoint, NC IDEA LABS looks a lot like a technology accelerator we are a mentor-driven, selective, 12-week program. The difference is that we do not make an investment nor do we take an equity stake; and the program is offered at no cost.

NC IDEA LABS works closely with you to iterate your idea and accelerate the development of your company through: Coaching, Community and Structure.

Who is this for?

NC IDEA LABS is most impactful somewhere between the time you have your idea and the time you have a minimum viable product. However, if we can identify a gap that we can help fill, we will accept companies that are already shipping a product or are further along.

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What problem does it solve?

NC IDEA LABS helps founders make better decisions, make those decisions faster and take the proper steps to avoid mistakes frequently made by new entrepreneurs.

How does it help?

Companies come into NC IDEA LABS at different stages with different needs. NC IDEA LABS is not a curriculum, but a structure that helps each company move toward their next goal. Mostly you will continue the work you are already doing, though with more focus and increased support.

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