June 20—NC Idea Grants and Programs: Support for Entrepreneurs

NC Idea Train

With grants and programs for every stage startup, NC IDEA is an active and involved supporter of entrepreneurship in North Carolina. NC IDEA is a supporter of AgBio+AgTech and is interested in working with agricultural entrepreneurs through their programs.  Not sure which program is best for your AgTech, Urban Ag,  Ag Research or Hemp startup? This meeting can provide guidance! Come with questions!

Join us in ‘The Classroom’ at the RTP Foundation’s Frontier Building.


4:00-4:10 Arrival at The Classroom in the Frontier

4:10 Introductions/ Instructions

4:15- 4:55 Speaker:


Support for Entrepreneurs: Grants and Programs

4:55-5:15 Networking

5:30 End /Leave The Classroom


NC IDEA is an independent private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina. Today, the organization fulfills this mission through multiple grant and assistance programs. NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM funds organizations across the state that execute creative programs to support entrepreneurs. Similarly, NC IDEA ENGAGE is a community-focused grant program supporting individuals and organizations that facilitate entrepreneurship activity. Over the last decade, the NC IDEA SEED program has awarded over $5M in non-dilutive grants to 125 high-growth companies across the state. Since 2011, over 150 companies have participated in NC IDEA LABS, formerly Groundwork Labs, to guide founders developing an idea or product. NC IDEA SOAR, a program founded in 2012, supports female entrepreneurs leading scalable businesses in raising capital through mentorship, strategic advice and connections. NC IDEA LEAD, the Foundation’s newest program, provides leadership training for founders of high-growth companies. Learn more at www.ncidea.org.