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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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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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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards $147,000 in Micro-Grants to Fifteen North Carolina Startups in Inaugural Pilot

June 21, 2018

Expansion of Long-Standing Grant Program Commits to Serving More Nascent Startups of Potential DURHAM, NC – June 21, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has awarded over $147,000 in micro-grants to fifteen North Carolina startups in its inaugural…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors

June 19, 2018

Board Expansion Reflects Foundation’s Commitment to Broaden Reach Across the State DURHAM, NC – June 19, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Walter Frye,…Read More

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