Seeking Applications from Innovative Startups for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED Starting August 12th

DURHAM, NC – July 11, 2019 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will kick off its Fall 2019 Grants Cycle with information sessions throughout the state. The upcoming information sessions will highlight NC IDEA’s two upcoming grant opportunities that support ambitious, growth-oriented companies:

  • NC IDEA MICRO awards small, project-based grants up to $10K to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea.
  • NC IDEA SEED offers early stage companies the critical funding they need to scale faster. The $50K grants are awarded to innovative startups with a proven concept – even if they are not yet profitable.

Interested applicants may attend any of the following information sessions to learn more about NC IDEA’s grant opportunities and gain insight on how to write a competitive application. Learn more on how to apply, what NC IDEA looks for in an application and which opportunity may be most appropriate and beneficial for you and your company.

In addition to information sessions, applicants can also schedule Virtual Office Hours. To register for any of the information sessions or sign-up for Virtual Office Hours, visit NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant applications open August 12, 2019 and close September 19, 2019 at 5:00pm EST.

NC IDEA recently announced that applications are currently open for NC IDEA LABS, an intensive four-week customer discovery program that helps entrepreneurs take their first steps toward building a successful company. Learn more and apply for this program by July 22, 2019 at

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