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 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
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.
The CIE was instrumental to the early growth of Renaissance Fiber. Their guidance helped Renaissance Fiber win an NCIDEA SEED award in 2019.
The NC State College of Textiles is a resource hub of textile innovation. They support many aspects of our fiber development.
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.