Through a strategic combination of grants and programs, we support entrepreneurs and a diverse group of organizations throughout the state that are also helping entrepreneurs succeed.
NC IDEA LABS is an intensive program for founders developing an idea or product that needs validation through customer discovery. Read More
NC IDEA SEED provides grant funding to innovative startups, typically between proof of concept and profitability. Read More
NC IDEA SOAR supports female entrepreneurs leading scalable businesses raise capital through mentorship, strategic advice and connections. Read More
NC IDEA LEAD provides personalized leadership training for founders and executives of high-potential, high-growth companies. Read More
NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM funds organizations across the state that execute creative programs to support entrepreneurs and strengthen North Carolina as a national exemplar for entrepreneurship. Read More
NC IDEA ENGAGE supports individuals and organizations by helping them offer programs, organize events and facilitate activity that brings like-minded folks together to celebrate and promote entrepreneurship. Read More