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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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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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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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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces Info Sessions and Application Deadlines for NC IDEA LABS

July 19, 2018

Organization Seeking Applications from Ambitious Entrepreneurs Starting July 30th DURHAM, NC – July 19, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will begin accepting applications for NC IDEA LABS starting July 30th. The application window will kick-off with a…Read More

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