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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.

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Whether you have an idea or have already launched your startup, we deliver programs that help you take that next leap or scale operations.

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For Investors

By building trust and working closely with entrepreneurs, we strive to ensure greater impact and long-term sustainability for the companies we serve.

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For the Ecosystem

We remain steadfast in our commitment to support business innovation and economic advancement throughout the state of North Carolina.

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Join Our Team! NC IDEA is Hiring for Two Positions

May 16, 2018

NC IDEA is a private foundation supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina. We fulfill our mission through grant and mentorship programs for entrepreneurs, and through our work with partner organizations who do similar work. Learn more at www.ncidea.org. We are creating and launching new grants and programs targeted at under-resourced North Carolina…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Total of $300,000 to Seven North Carolina Startups

May 3, 2018

Grant Recipients Selected from Largest and Most Geographically Diverse NC IDEA SEED Applicant Pool in Foundation’s History DURHAM, NC – May 3, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has awarded $300,000 in seed grants to seven North Carolina…Read More

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