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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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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 FOUNDATION Announces Summer Series to Kick Off June 12

May 15, 2019

Free Programming on Varying Topics for Early Stage and Aspiring Entrepreneurs DURHAM, NC – May 15, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will kick off its Summer Series offering free programming for entrepreneurs starting June 12. NC IDEA’s…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Crosses $6 Million Funding Mark in SEED Grants; Awards Total of $300,000 to Six North Carolina Startups

May 8, 2019

Grant Recipients Selected from Diverse NC IDEA SEED Applicant Pool DURHAM, NC – May 8, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement 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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