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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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For Entrepreneurs

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 to Kick Off Spring 2021 Grants Cycle with Virtual Info Session and Office Hours

January 5, 2021

Seeking Applications from Innovative Startups for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED Starting February 1st  DURHAM, NC – January 5, 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 Spring 2021 Grants Cycle with a virtual…Read More

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NC IDEA and the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council Announce Eight ECOSYSTEM Grant Recipients

December 15, 2020

Over $360,000 in Grants Awarded to Elevate Black Entrepreneurship in North Carolina  DURHAM, NC – December 15, 2020 – 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 over…Read More

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