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

NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM is designed to:

  • Identify (and support) partners doing inspired things to help entrepreneurs
  • Provide a means for our organization to foster relationships, dialog and learning between ecosystem partners
  • Better understand how we may (collectively) support more people in their ambition to start and grow companies that will strengthen the economy of North Carolina
  • Encourage more organizations and individuals to support and participate in our efforts to make North Carolina the best state in the nation to start and grow great companies

Launched in 2016, NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM has awarded over $1.35 million to its inaugural cohort of eleven partners across the state of North Carolina.

Program Details

We believe that our mission is best achieved by working with partners around the state who share our ambition.

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Who Is Eligible?

NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM supports innovative and transformational ideas that can strengthen North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Meet Our Partners

Meet our diverse group of partners throughout the state engaged in our mission and working alongside us to help entrepreneurs grow and succeed.

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