For the Ecosystem

We remain steadfast in our commitment to support business innovation and economic advancement throughout the state of North Carolina. Collectively, we have enormous opportunity to strengthen the state’s entrepreneurial support network, enriching the prospects for local entrepreneurs. 


NC IDEA ENGAGE supports individuals and organizations by helping them offer programs, organize events and facilitate activity that brings like-minded folks together to celebrate and promote entrepreneurship. Read More


NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM funds organizations across the state that execute creative programs to support entrepreneurs and strengthen North Carolina as a national exemplar for entrepreneurship. Read More

Ice House

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in the process that will enable them to develop entrepreneurial skills. Read More


Learn more about the diverse group of partners throughout the state engaged in our mission and working alongside us to help entrepreneurs grow and succeed. Read More

Our Impact

Our work is based on a simple but powerful goal; foster economic development in North Carolina by supporting entrepreneurs and a diverse group of organizations throughout the state that also share in our ambition. Read More