Organization Seeking Applications from Ambitious Entrepreneurs Starting May 6

DURHAM, NC – May 1, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will begin accepting applications for NC IDEA LABS starting May 6. This third 2019 cohort will run July 8 through August 2.

NC IDEA LABS is an intensive four-week program that helps entrepreneurs take their first steps toward building a successful company. The program guides entrepreneurs through the process of identifying and targeting customers, then validating product/market fit. Entrepreneurs spend much of the time communicating directly with potential customers, gathering feedback and assessing demand.

The upcoming application opportunity for the third 2019 cohort of NC IDEA LABS running during the month of July will open on May 6 with applications due May 20 at 5:00pm EST. Simultaneous to the application opening for the third cohort, the second 2019 cohort of NC IDEA LABS will begin their four-week program this month.

To learn more and apply for NC IDEA LABS, visit and follow the links on the homepage.

NC IDEA is an independent private foundation committed to empowering North Carolinians to achieve their entrepreneurial potential. Through our powerful combination of competitive grants and programs, and a network of strategic partners, we help entrepreneurs when they need it most. NC IDEA’s resources are highly competitive, enabling the foundation to support North Carolina’s most ambitious entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurs transform communities and view our work as a catalyst for positive change. Learn more at