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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 to Establish North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council; Accepting Applications

July 9, 2020

Council to Guide Foundation on Serving the Economic Potential of North Carolina’s Black Community DURHAM, NC – July 9, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is seeking applications from individuals to serve on the Foundation’s North Carolina Black…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Total of $300,000 to Six North Carolina Startups

May 14, 2020

Grant Recipients Selected from Diverse NC IDEA SEED Applicant Pool DURHAM, NC – May 14, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has awarded $300,000 in seed grants to six North Carolina startups from a diverse NC IDEA SEED…Read More

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