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.

NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM is designed to:

  • Engage with existing partners and activate new participants in targeted ecosystems
  • Provide a means for our organization to foster relationships and dialog
  • Better understand organizations and programs that feed the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Launched in 2016, NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM has awarded over $1.35 million to its inaugural cohort of eleven partners across the state of North Carolina.

Program Details

We believe that our mission of maximizing the economic potential of North Carolina is best achieved by working with partners around the state who share our ambition.

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Who Is Eligible?

NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM supports innovative and transformational ideas that can strengthen North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Meet Our Partners

Meet our diverse group of partners throughout the state engaged in our mission and working alongside us to help entrepreneurs grow and succeed.

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