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 SOAR addresses the issues and needs particular to female founders through content and programming. 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
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