Through 8/31 at 5pm
**Note: You may only apply to either MICRO or SEED (not both) during a grant cycle.**
Schedule Fall 2020 Virtual Office Hours
Hear the Fall 2020 Webinar Info Session
Reference the Fall 2020 Informational Slide Deck
Preview the Fall 2020 MICRO Application
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Our MICRO grant provides small amounts of funding to entrepreneurs who are testing a big, new business idea.
Through small, project-based grants, NC IDEA MICRO awards funding up to $10K to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea. We have found that funding, paired with mentorship and guidance, early in a company’s lifecycle, can make a significant impact on future success.
Since 2018, NC IDEA MICRO has awarded over $600,000 in grant funding to 61 companies throughout the state. Meet our MICRO grant recipients here.
NC IDEA MICRO awards funding to young companies to validate and advance ideas.Learn More
Companies must meet certain criteria in order to be considered for NC IDEA MICRO.Learn More
Learn more about NC IDEA MICRO and whether the opportunity is a good fit for you.Learn More