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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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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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For the Ecosystem

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 Announces 2020 Ecosystem Summit with Ambition to Rethink and Reset Economic Development Priorities

August 11, 2020

Interactive, Virtual Event to be Held November 16-17 During Global Entrepreneurship Week DURHAM, NC – August 11, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is hosting its second annual Ecosystem Summit with the ambition to rethink and reset economic…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces Upcoming NC IDEA LABS After Hours Session

July 30, 2020

Seeking Applications from Ambitious Founders for Condensed, Online Version of NC IDEA LABS Starting August 6th  DURHAM, NC – July 30, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will be accepting applications for NC IDEA LABS After Hours, an…Read More

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