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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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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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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Thirteen NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grants to Partners Throughout State

September 20, 2018

Grants to Strengthen North Carolina’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystems DURHAM, NC – September 20, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is awarding thirteen grants, totaling over $1.5 million to organizations throughout the state that support the Foundation’s vision to empower…Read More

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Twenty-Sixth NC IDEA SEED Grant Cycle Kicks-Off with Info Sessions throughout the State

August 8, 2018

NC IDEA FOUNDATION Seeking Applications from Innovative NC Startups Starting Aug. 20 DURHAM, NC – August 8, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization’s 26th NC IDEA SEED grant cycle will open on Aug. 20. The upcoming cycle will kick-off…Read More

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