You’ve launched a startup

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 nearly $300,000 in grant funding to 30 companies throughout the state. Meet our MICRO grant recipients here.

The Fall 2019 MICRO application is now open. APPLY NOW through September 9th at 5:00pm EST.

Program Details

NC IDEA MICRO awards funding to young companies to validate and advance ideas.

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Eligibility Criteria

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

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Resources

Learn more about NC IDEA MICRO and whether the opportunity is a good fit for you.

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