Seeking Applications from Innovative Startups for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED Starting February 1st

 DURHAM, NC – January 5, 2021 – NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization will kick off its Spring 2021 Grants Cycle with a virtual information session and office hours that will highlight NC IDEA’s two upcoming grant opportunities supporting ambitious, growth-oriented companies:

  • NC IDEA MICRO awards small, project-based grants in the amount of $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 the virtual information session 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.

  • Info Session via WEBINAR – Friday, January 22 at 3:00pm
    *Additional Virtual Information Sessions may be scheduled with other statewide partners

In addition to the information session, applicants can also schedule Virtual Office Hours. To register for the information session or sign up for Virtual Office Hours, visit NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant applications open February 1, 2021 and close March 1, 2021 at 5:00pm EST.

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