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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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For Investors

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 to Kick Off Fall 2021 Grants Cycle with Info Sessions Throughout the State

July 8, 2021

Seeking Applications from Innovative Startups for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED Starting August 2nd   DURHAM, NC – July 8, 2021 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will kick off its Fall 2021 Grants Cycle with the…Read More

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NC IDEA Receives Historic $1.25 Million Commitment from The Research Triangle Foundation; Awards Seven ECOSYSTEM Grants with Initial Funding

June 22, 2021

DURHAM, NC – June 22, 2021 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today a historic $1.25 million commitment from the Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) and the awarding of seven ECOSYSTEM grants with the initial funding. The joint partnership between NC IDEA and RTF…Read More

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