NC IDEA FOUNDATION will provide an overview of NC IDEA FOUNDATION programming, specifically focusing on its three Spring 2019 grant opportunities that support ambitious, growth-oriented companies: NC IDEA MICRO ($10,000); NC IDEA SEED ($50,000) and an Investment Crowdfunding Grant ($5,000) through a partnership with Localstake NC.
The session will kick-off with Program Director Amy Bastian giving a brief walk through of the various grants and programs offered by the Foundation and how they may benefit you and your company.
The remainder of the session will be interactive; sharing tips and best practices for writing a competitive grant application, covering the anatomy of the application with specifics on what the reviewers are looking for in each section. Eligibility requirements for NC IDEA MICRO, NC IDEA SEED, and the Investment Crowdfunding Grant will also be covered to provide you with a greater understanding of each opportunity and which one may be most appropriate and beneficial for you and your company.
This event will follow 1 Million Cups, which runs from 9am-10:15am. You are welcome to attend both events or just come for the NC IDEA information session.
**Applications for the Investment Crowdfunding Grant are currently open through January 28, 2019 at 5pm EST. NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant applications open February 18, 2019 and close March 4, 2019 at 5pm EST. For more information, click here.