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.

NC IDEA MICRO awards $10K project-based grants to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea.

NC IDEA SEED offers $50K grants to early stage companies, often the critical funding they need to scale faster.

***Note: Applicants may only apply to either MICRO or SEED (not both) during a grant cycle.***

Applications for the Spring 2021 Grants Cycle open on February 1st.

Want to learn more and apply?

  • Review the program details for MICRO and SEED
  • See who is eligible to apply to MICRO and SEED
  • Watch or view slides from the Spring 2021 virtual info session to learn more about both programs
  • Schedule Virtual Office Hours to get answers to your specific questions
  • Preview the applications for MICRO and SEED
  • Read our FAQs about both both programs
  • Read our blog post for advice from former grant recipients
  • Additional Questions? Email programs@ncidea.org

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