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NC IDEA empowers entrepreneurs to reach their full potential by offering support when they need it most. Our strategic combination of competitive grants and programs helps entrepreneurs at all stages of business development.

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

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Total of $250,000 to Five North Carolina Startups

November 15, 2018

Grant Recipients Selected from Diverse NC IDEA SEED Applicant Pool  DURHAM, NC – November 15, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has awarded $250,000 in seed grants to five North Carolina startups from a diverse NC IDEA SEED…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION to Launch Entrepreneurial Mindset Program Statewide

November 8, 2018

NOW Accepting Applications from Education Partners for Facilitator Training and Certification  DURHAM, NC – November 8, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to helping North Carolinians reach their full entrepreneurial potential, announced today a statewide effort to offer entrepreneurial mindset education, through a curriculum called the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP). Created in…Read More

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