Grants & Programs

Through a strategic combination of grants and programs, we now support entrepreneurs and a diverse group of organizations throughout the state that are also helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Seed Grant

The NC IDEA Seed Grant offers up to $50,000 in non-dilutive funding to selected companies. Grant solicitations take place twice a year, with the Spring cycle typically opening in mid-February and the Fall cycle opening… Read More

Groundwork Labs

Groundwork Labs is an intensive accelerator program for companies developing an idea or product that needs validation through customer discovery. Read More


SoarTriangle addresses the proven funding gap facing female entrepreneurs in North Carolina. SoarTriangle helps females leading scalable businesses raise capital through mentorship, strategic advice, and connections. Read More

Ecosystem Partner Grant

NC IDEA’s Ecosystem Partner Grant program funds organizations across the state that execute creative programs to support entrepreneurs and strengthen North Carolina as a national exemplar for entrepreneurship. Read More