Whether you have just launched a startup or are looking to grow and scale your company, NC IDEA has resources that can help in the success of your journey when and where you need it most.
Through small, project-based grants, NC IDEA MICRO awards funding in the amount of $1K to $10K to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea. We have found that funding, paired with mentorship and guidance, early in a company’s lifecycle, can make a significant impact on future success.
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.
This month we have been traveling throughout the state visiting some of our partners to provide an overview of our programming at various information sessions, sharing tips and best practices and providing attendees with a greater understanding of which opportunity may be most appropriate and beneficial. Our last session will be held next Wednesday, January 23rd in Winston-Salem. Join us. For those that cannot make it or missed our other sessions, we are offering Virtual Office Hours over the coming weeks to answer your specific questions. Reserve your time slot.
**Applications for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED open February 11, 2019 and close March 4, 2019 at 5pm EST. For more information, click here.