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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 Webinar and Upcoming Dates for NC IDEA LABS

February 6, 2019

Organization Seeking Applications from Ambitious Entrepreneurs Starting February 18th DURHAM, NC – February 6, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will begin accepting applications for its second 2019 cohort of NC IDEA LABS running during May starting February…Read More

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NC IDEA Accepting Applications for Second Cohort of Ice House Facilitator Training

January 16, 2019

Foundation Continues to Advance Statewide Entrepreneurial Mindset Program  DURHAM, NC – January 16, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to helping North Carolinians reach their full entrepreneurial potential, announced today that they are accepting applications for the second cohort of Ice House Facilitator Training in their statewide effort to offer entrepreneurial mindset education….Read More

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