Web Information Session

PTP NEXT Contacts:
David Worth, 336.254.1525
John Martin, 336.362.0575
Coleman Team, 336.250.297

PTP NEXT Business Competition Web Information Session
is Wednesday, 8/31/2011, 11:00 a.m.

For Immediate Release, August 26, 2011, Piedmont Triad Region, North Carolina:  PTP NEXT is seeking grant applications from Piedmont Triad Region entrepreneurs and startups for its Fall 2011 PTP NEXT Business Competition. Potential applicants and other interested parties are invited to a PTP NEXT Web Information Session on Wednesday, August  30, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Participants will learn more about eligibility, how to apply and what PTP NEXT is looking for in an application.

To register for the webinar go to webinar.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Space is limited.

The  PTP NEXT Business Competition is accepting applications from startup or existing companies headquartered in the Piedmont Triad region that have innovative products, services, processes and/or technologies. The final application deadline to advance to the semi-final round is September 9, 2011.

PTP NEXT is working in partnership with the Piedmont Triad Partnership (PTP) and NC IDEA, a non-profit founded in 2005 to foster economic development in North Carolina by helping companies commercialize their innovations and ready themselves for next-stage funding.

Additional partners include the Greensboro Partnership Entrepreneurship Initiative, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, NC A&T, Gateway University Research Park, Wake Forest Babcock Medical Center, Angell Center for Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University, Bell Foundation, DataMax Foundation, Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, NC Entrepreneurship Center at UNC-G and Piedmont Angel Network.

About PTP NEXT

PTP NEXT, LLC is a region-wide volunteer-driven organization of talented young
leaders who are committed to the Piedmont Triad’s future economic vitality. PTP
NEXT has established the PTP NEXT Business Competition to identify and support
high-potential entrepreneurial companies that are strategically aligned to our
region’s unique assets and to accelerate a collaborative culture of
entrepreneurship, innovation and economic engagement in the Piedmont Triad
region. PTP NEXT operates under the auspices of the Piedmont Triad Partnership.

About the Piedmont Triad Partnership

The Piedmont Triad Partnership is the regional economic development organization working to drive job growth and economic prosperity for the 12-county Piedmont Triad region. The Piedmont Triad, the nation’s 37th-largest metro region with more than 1.6 million residents.

About NC IDEA

NC IDEA, (NC Innovative Development for Economic Advancement) is a 501(c)3
not-for-profit organization, targets promising technology companies that need
help bridging the gap between initial product development and venture capital
funding. The organization helps young, innovative companies mainly by providing
early financing in the form of grants, accelerating the creation of new North
Carolina companies and jobs. NC IDEA further supports grant winners by
leveraging the organization’s solid partnerships and strategic alliances to
assist companies through research phases, business challenges and growth goals.

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