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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 to Kick Off Spring 2020 Grants Cycle with Info Sessions throughout the State

December 19, 2019

Seeking Applications from Innovative Startups for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED Starting February 3rd   DURHAM, NC – December 19, 2019 – 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 Spring 2020 Grants Cycle with information…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Total of $300,000 to Six North Carolina Startups

November 14, 2019

Grant Recipients Selected from Diverse NC IDEA SEED Applicant Pool DURHAM, NC – November 14, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment 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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