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.
The inaugural cycle of NC IDEA MICRO in Summer 2018 awarded nearly $150,000 in grant funding to 15 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