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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 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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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Selects 11 Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2018 Grant Cycle

October 31, 2018

Finalists Seeking $50,000 Each in NC IDEA’s 26th SEED Grant Cycle  DURHAM, NC – October 31, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has selected 11 finalists from across the state in its 26th SEED grant cycle. The finalists…Read More

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