NOVEMBER 7, 2016, The Small Business Administration awards $850,000 to 17 accelerators. FFVC’s WINGS Program has been awarded $50,000 and is one of 17 winners. They join 68 others that have won the 2016 Growth Accelerator Fund earlier this year.


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (November 7, 2016) – First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a science and technology incubator for entrepreneurs in North Carolina, was awarded $50,000 along with seventeen other organizations, joining 68 others that won awards earlier this year. The purpose of the competition was to draw attention and funding to parts of the country where there are gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. While there are entrepreneurial activities occurring nationwide, some are better supported by private sector ecosystems than others. SBA is creating connective tissue among the over 200 winning entrepreneurial ecosystems now part of the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition program.

FFVC’s WINGS: Workplace Immersion for New Generation Scientists, is a program designed to provide first-hand work experience opportunities at high science startups at FFVC, to STEM students from disadvantaged backgrounds in partnership with North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and North Carolina Center of Innovation Network (COIN).  […]  Read more here.