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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 grants and 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 and the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council Announce ECOSYSTEM Grant

October 1, 2020

Seeking Partners Elevating Black Entrepreneurship in North Carolina for $50K Grants Starting October 5th  DURHAM, NC – October 1, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, with their newly formed North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council (NC BEC), announced today that applications will be accepted…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Selects 23 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2020 SEED Grant Cycle

September 28, 2020

Semi-Finalists Seeking $50,000 Each in NC IDEA’s 30th SEED Grant Cycle  DURHAM, NC – September 28, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has selected 23 semi-finalists from across the state in its 30th SEED grant cycle. These semi-finalists…Read More

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