Through a strategic combination of grants and programs, we support entrepreneurs and a diverse group of organizations throughout the state that are also helping entrepreneurs succeed.
NC IDEA LABS is an intensive program for founders developing an idea or product that needs validation through customer discovery. Read More
NC IDEA MICRO awards small, project-based grants to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea. Read More
NC IDEA SEED offers early stage companies the critical funding they need to scale faster. Read More
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
NC IDEA MINDSET endeavors to bring the power of entrepreneurial thinking to everyone through deployment of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. Read More
The NC BEC will lead NC IDEA in its programmatic and grant making ambitions to address the challenges of Black entrepreneurship in North Carolina. Read More