"We went into NC IDEA LABS with a prototype and quickly grew into a
business with significant traction. The coaching, network and support
have been essential in our company's success."
Chris Lorkowski, Founder, BruVue

You have a great idea

Our four-week LABS program helps entrepreneurs refine their business model and learn more about their customers.

An intensive four-week program, NC IDEA LABS helps entrepreneurs take their first steps toward building a successful company. The program guides entrepreneurs through the process of identifying and targeting customers, then validating product/market fit. Entrepreneurs spend much of the time communicating directly with potential customers, gathering feedback and assessing demand.

Since its founding in 2012, more than 220 companies have participated and NC IDEA LABS has established itself as the premier program of its kind in North Carolina. View upcoming dates and deadlines here.



Program Details

NC IDEA LABS helps entrepreneurs take the first steps in building a successful company.

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Eligibility Criteria

Companies must meet certain criteria in order to be considered for NC IDEA LABS.

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LABS After Hours

An eight-week, evening only, online version of our regular NC IDEA LABS program

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