Congrats to our CEO and Co-founder of LineHire, Nina Merklina-Morrison for making it to the semi finalist round for NCIDEA’s SoarTriangle Program for 2017! This program is for woman-led startup companies located in the Triangle area (Raleigh Durham and Chapel Hill) of North Carolina. Securing investment money from Angels and VCs for funding startups is difficult and especially acute for women led startup companies. SoarTriangle is specifically trying to address the funding gap faced by female entrepreneurs in North Carolina.
From the SOAR Triangle website:
SoarTriangle is a program of NC IDEA that addresses the proven funding gap facing female entrepreneurs starting scalable businesses in North Carolina through methods of mentorship and advocacy.
SoarTriangle launched in 2014 as a part of Google’s #40Forward initiative. This initiative provided a total of $1M to partner organizations who planned and executed programs to increase the representation of women in their start-up communities.
In August 2016, SoarTriangle became a program administered by NC IDEA Foundation. NC IDEA is a private foundation committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina. The organization serves as a catalyst for young, high-growth technology companies by promoting initiatives that foster growth and guides these companies to become major contributors to the state’s business community.
Again, congratulations for Nina for achieving this great honor.