NC IDEA is a private foundation with a mission to maximize the economic potential of the people of North Carolina by supporting the formation and fruition of high-growth entrepreneurial endeavors in the state. Renaissance Fiber was a 2019 awardee of a NC IDEA SEED grant.
The CIE was instrumental to the early growth of Renaissance Fiber. Their guidance helped Renaissance Fiber win an NCIDEA SEED award in 2019.
The Biomimicry Institute, is a non-profit organization that empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. Renaissance Fiber was a 2021 finalist for the Institute's Ray of Hope Award
The NC State College of Textiles is a resource hub of textile innovation. They support many aspects of our fiber development.
Agile City supports innovatino and commercialization in Winston-Salem through a host of synergistic activities. Among these include the annual Venture Winston Grant, which awards $50,000 to attract startups to Winston-Salem and co-locate them in a nurturing accelerator.
Winston Starts is a non-profit organization that supports startups. They receive companies at any stage and apply considerable resources to help founders and management teams achieve success on a timetable that fits their business model and markets.