Ecosystem Summit

The Ecosystem Summit is the only statewide conference of its kind that uniquely brings together diverse leaders in the North Carolina entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic development professionals to address what is needed to support all entrepreneurs and create a shared vision of making North Carolina the best place to start a business.

In November 2019, NC IDEA hosted the first-ever Summit with the ambition to catalyze entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for the state of North Carolina. As an official event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the Summit was an unprecedented gathering of nearly 500 individuals and organizations who support, encourage and nourish North Carolina’s entrepreneurs. Attendees came together to share what is working; address issues and concerns; meet and network with those doing similar work in other communities; and celebrate and promote entrepreneurs and their successes across the state.

In both 2020 and 2021 attendees connected virtually to celebrate entrepreneurship and look to the future of building a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem for all.

2022 Dates To Be Announced
Late Spring