Our $50K SEED grant may be just what you need to advance your startup, gain customers or attract future investment.
NC IDEA SEED offers early stage companies the critical funding they need to scale faster. Our $50K grants are awarded to innovative startups with a proven concept — even if they are not yet profitable. The funds, along with mentorship and guidance, push companies forward and reduce risk associated with growing startups.
Since 2006, NC IDEA SEED has awarded nearly $6.5 million in grant funding to 148 companies throughout the state. Nearly 70 percent of these companies are still operating today; and collectively they have raised over $225 million in both equity and non-dilutive funding and generated over 1,400 jobs. Meet our SEED grant recipients here.
NC IDEA SEED offers early stage companies the critical funding they need to scale faster.Learn More
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