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August 31 @ 5:00 pm
NC Seed Early Stage Grants
You are looking to grow and scale
Our $50K SEED grant may be just what you need to advance your startup, gain customers or attract future investment.
NC IDEA SEED offers early stage companies the critical funding they need to scale faster. Our $50K grants are awarded to innovative startups with a proven concept — even if they are not yet profitable. The funds, along with mentorship and guidance, push companies forward and reduce risk associated with growing startups.
Since 2006, NC IDEA SEED has awarded over $6.8 million in grant funding to 154 companies throughout the state. Nearly 70 percent of these companies are still operating today; and collectively they have raised over $295 million in funding and generated over 1,860 jobs. Meet our SEED grant recipients here.