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.

Launched in 2016, NC IDEA’s Ecosystem Partner Grant program awarded over $1.25 million to its inaugural cohort of 10 partners across the state of North Carolina.


We believe that our mission of maximizing the economic potential of North Carolina is best achieved by working with partners around the state to: Foster a diverse, generative and collaborative Community Identify and impact promising…

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NC IDEA is looking to support innovative and transformational ideas that can strengthen North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Both nonprofit and for profit organizations within North Carolina are eligible for this program. The following entities are…

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