For the Ecosystem


We remain steadfast in our commitment to support entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement throughout the state of North Carolina. 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.

Learn more about our programs and initiatives so we can find ways to work together to create lasting change in our ecosystem.

NC IDEA Ecosystem

NC IDEA Ecosystem is a grant program that funds organizations across the state that execute creative programs to support entrepreneurs and strengthen North Carolina as a national exemplar for entrepreneurship. Launched in 2016, NC IDEA… Read More

Our Partners

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Our Impact

Since our inception in 2006, NC IDEA has supported over 250 companies through its grants and programs. Our work is based on a simple but powerful goal; foster economic development in North Carolina by helping… Read More