The NC IDEA Seed Grant offers up to $50,000 in non-dilutive funding to selected companies. Grant solicitations take place twice a year, with the Spring cycle typically opening in mid-February and the Fall cycle opening in mid-August. Click here to see the grant cycle timeline.

Each cycle, NC IDEA will award between 4-6 grants. The evaluation process is rigorous and competitive, Review our eligibility and application criteria to determine if your company qualifies for an NC IDEA Seed Grant. Click here to learn more about the companies that have won a Seed Grant.