NC IDEA, in conjunction with the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Council (GEC) and coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week, is hosting the inaugural North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit this November 18-19, with the ambition to catalyze entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for the state of North Carolina.

There are several ways to get involved:

#1 Attend the Summit

The Ecosystem Summit is the only statewide conference of its kind that brings together the people and organizations who support entrepreneurs, including:

  • Entrepreneurial Support Organizations
  • Economic Development Organizations
  • University and Community College Entrepreneur Programs
  • SBTDCs, SBCs and CDFIs
  • State and Local Government Officials
Early Bird Registration (Save 25%) Open Through 10/4



#2 Sponsor the Summit

NC IDEA is seeking partners who share in our vision of building and sustaining strong ecosystems and empowered communities.


  • Headline Sponsor | $30,000 | 1 Available
  • Platinum Sponsor | $10,000 | 4 Available
  • Gold Sponsor | $5,000 | 10 Available
  • Silver Sponsor | $2,500 | Unlimited
  • Bronze Sponsor | $1,000 | Unlimited

Learn more and become a sponsor.


#3 Participate in the Summit Resource Fair

The 2019 North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit Resource Fair will highlight the most impactful entrepreneurial resources, organizations and events from around the state.

Apply for one of the limited tables and showcase your organization during the opening reception of the 2019 Ecosystem Summit on Monday, November 18th. This will be an opportunity to gain statewide exposure to an audience of economic development and entrepreneurial support professionals and share your ideas, successes and lessons learned.

Apply by October 15th at 5:00pm to be considered.