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NC IDEA empowers entrepreneurs to reach their full potential by offering support when they need it most. Our strategic combination of competitive grants and programs helps entrepreneurs at all stages of business development.

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

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION to Partner with Localstake NC to Support Investment Crowdfunding in North Carolina

December 7, 2018

Foundation to Award Small Grants to Companies Seeking Investment through Crowdfunding DURHAM, NC – December 7, 2018 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is partnering with Localstake NC to test the appetite for investment crowdfunding in North Carolina. This…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces Upcoming NC IDEA LABS Cohort

November 29, 2018

Organization Seeking Applications from Ambitious Entrepreneurs Starting December 3rd DURHAM, NC – November 29, 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 December 3rd. The first 2019 cohort will run January…Read More

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