Wege Foundation Awards First Flight’s LiftOff Program $50,000 to Assist NC Tech Start-Ups

April 27th, 2016|

First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) announced today that its LiftOff Program was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Wege Foundation.  Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Foundation focuses on giving grants to organizations that enhance [...]

Help Support the First Flight LIFTOFF Program

October 23rd, 2015|

    LiftOff is our innovative program to help North Carolina's scientific entrepreneurs get early funding for their technology start-ups. Our team of in-house executives and grant experts will guide LiftOff start-ups through grant applications so [...]

The RTP Reports That FFVC Wows the White House

August 19th, 2015|

Learn about FFVC and the $50,000 grant they received at the first White House Pitch Day in this video produced by The RTP. Nestled between RTI International and The Hamner Institute on Davis Drive in Research Triangle Park, First Flight Venture Center works daily with early stage life science companies to help them grow. Open since 1991, the incubator aims to help tenants succeed in an industry that has an extremely long lab to consumer lifespan. […]

The Consultant as Entrepreneur

June 12th, 2015|

It’s a romantic ideal, but not everyone can come up with a ‘eureka’ product in their garage. An alternative is to parlay your current expertise in a particular field and hang a shingle outside that [...]

One’s a Crowd. On Crowdsourcing, and how CNBC is tracking it.

April 20th, 2015|Tags: |

Check out this article in a recent issue of Wired. Sharp thoughts on Net Neutrality and robots (for the record, there’s always something about robots in that pub). But one thing that stood out to [...]

Be Smart With Your Style

December 16th, 2014|Tags: |

Inc. Magazine recently released the Inc. 5000, the magazine’s annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. As part of the list’s release, the magazine published an article titled “Inside the Mind of the [...]