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Entrepreneurship

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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For Investors

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 Continues to Advance Statewide Entrepreneurial Mindset Program with Public Library Pilot and Upcoming Facilitator Training

October 10, 2019

Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Fourth Cohort of Ice House Entrepreneurship Facilitator Training DURHAM, NC – October 10, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to helping North Carolinians reach their full entrepreneurial potential, announced today that the organization continues to advance the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP) through a pilot program with North…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Selects 23 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Fall 2019 SEED Grant Cycle

September 30, 2019

Semi-Finalists Seeking $50,000 Each in NC IDEA’s 28th SEED Grant Cycle  DURHAM, NC – September 30, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has selected 23 semi-finalists from across the state in its 28th SEED grant cycle. These semi-finalists…Read More

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