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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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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 Awards $150,000 to Fifteen North Carolina Startups

April 24, 2019

Grant Recipients Selected from Diverse NC IDEA MICRO Applicant Pool DURHAM, NC – April 24, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has awarded $150,000 to fifteen North Carolina startups in its second ever grant cycle of NC IDEA…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Selects 27 Semi-Finalists from Across the State in Spring 2019 Grant Cycle

March 25, 2019

Semi-Finalists Seeking $50,000 Each in NC IDEA’s 27th SEED Grant Cycle DURHAM, NC – March 25, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has selected 27 semi-finalists from across the state in its 27th SEED grant cycle. These semi-finalists…Read More

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