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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 Announces Fundraising Effort for Entrepreneur Grant Programs

March 27, 2020

Organization Seeking Donations to Support North Carolina Entrepreneurs    DURHAM, NC – March 27, 2020 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today, for the first time in the history of the organization, they will begin accepting donations to fund various grant programs that…Read More

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NC IDEA FOUNDATION Announces Upcoming Application Dates for NC IDEA LABS

March 5, 2020

Organization Seeking Applications from Ambitious Entrepreneurs Starting March 11    DURHAM, NC – March 5, 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 for NC IDEA LABS starting March 11. The first cohort of 2020 will…Read More

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