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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 FOUNDATION Announces Inaugural Statewide Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit

August 1, 2019

The 2019 Summit Will Bring Together the People and Organizations Who Support NC’s Entrepreneurs  DURHAM, NC – August 1, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is hosting the inaugural North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit with the goal to…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Kicks Off Fall 2019 Grants Cycle with Info Sessions throughout the State

July 11, 2019

Seeking Applications from Innovative Startups for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED Starting August 12th DURHAM, NC – July 11, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will kick off its Fall 2019 Grants Cycle with information sessions…Read More

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