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North Carolina Portfolio Spotlight

“Innovation Fund North Carolina’s mentors have been great to our team. They have provided us with a lot of wisdom that we have used to move our company forward.”

- CJ Scarlet, Founder of 10 for Humanity

10 for Humanity’s Tiger Eye Security Sensor™ is a hands-free and head up, voice-activated wearable device that detects when the wearer calls out for help.

“The Innovation Fund North Carolina mentors have offered us feedback relative to our business plan, the model, the financials. They’ve been there every step along the way to help us get to where we are today.”​

- Ben Stagg, Founder of Halo Smart Labs

Halo is the world’s first device to combine commercial-grade smoke detection with a carbon monoxide alarm in one unit. If it senses a problem, a voice alert will instantly tell you what’s wrong.

“The mentors at Innovation Fund North Carolina are always in touch. They are on top of everything and have been very supportive.”

- Robert Skillen, Founder of VX Aerospace

VX Aerospace is developing uniquely designed airplanes for light-sport aircraft consumers. Its composite construction creates exceptional performance through innovative flight concepts.

North Carolina News

Read past news on the companies that received Innovation Fund North Carolina funding.


Innovation Fund North Carolina was one of the pilot locations of Innovation Fund America. It was led by Catawba Valley Community College, a highly entrepreneurial institution fulfilling its dual mission of impacting education and economic development.


North Carolina Vital Statistics

Innovation Fund North Carolina’s portfolio companies represent some of the highest potential technology-based companies in the state.

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