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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 Total of $400,000 to Eight North Carolina Startups

May 13, 2021

Most Diverse Representation and Most Number of SEED Grants Awarded in One Cycle DURHAM, NC – May 13, 2021 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has awarded $400,000 in seed grants to eight North Carolina startups. Since its inception…Read More

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NC IDEA and the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council Award $140,000 in ENGAGE Grants

May 4, 2021

Fourteen Organizations Receive $10,000 Grants to Elevate Black Entrepreneurship in North Carolina  DURHAM, NC – May 4, 2021 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, alongside the leadership of the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council (NC BEC), announced today that the organization has awarded $140,000…Read More

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