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 in mid-August. Preview some of the questions on the Seed Grant application here.

Each cycle, NC IDEA will award between 4-6 grants. The evaluation process is rigorous and competitive, so please review the below eligibility to determine if your company qualifies for an NC IDEA Grant.

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Seed Grant Eligibility

NC IDEA’s Seed Grant evaluation process is rigorous and extremely competitive. Companies must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for a seed grant: Geography NC IDEA Grants are specifically targeted at young…

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Application Criteria

When evaluating each application NC IDEA will make an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each applicant company in the following areas: Idea, Technology, Team, Market, Competition, Strategy, Funding and Impact. Preview some of…

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NC IDEA’s Seed Grant program has two grant cycles each year. Our Spring grant cycle typically opens in mid-February, while our Fall grant cycle typically opens in mid-August. The below timeline includes the important dates…

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