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Whether you just have an idea or have already launched your startup, NC IDEA delivers programs that may help you take that next leap or scale your operations to grow a successful business with a lasting impact…

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Collectively, we have enormous opportunity to strengthen the state’s entrepreneurial support network, enriching the prospects for local entrepreneurs. We look forward to partnering with our community in this exciting endeavor…

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NC IDEA Foundation Elects New Board Chair and Directors; Launches New Website

July 18, 2017 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – July 18, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today the election of Karen LeVert as Board Chair; along with the election of three new directors Peyton Anderson of RTP, Greg Brown of Charlotte and Patti Gillenwater of Raleigh….Read More

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards Ecosystem Partner Grant to Venture Asheville

June 22, 2017 by Andrea Cook

DURHAM, NC – June 22, 2017 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has awarded an eleventh grant in its Ecosystem Partner Program to Venture Asheville, in Asheville, NC. The Foundation’s Ecosystem Partner Program has committed over $1.3M in funding…Read More

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