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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 Accepting Grant Applications for NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Beginning September 8th

September 3, 2020

Foundation Seeking Partners to Strengthen Infrastructure for North Carolina’s Under-Represented Entrepreneurs  DURHAM, NC – September 3, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will begin accepting applications on September 8th from organizations executing on innovative and transformational ideas to…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces Formation of North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council

August 27, 2020

Council to Guide Foundation on Serving the Economic Potential of North Carolina’s Black Community  DURHAM, NC – August 27, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today the formation of the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council, (NC BEC). Establishing the NC BEC to…Read More

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