About this Event
Join us on Wednesday, February 1st to gain some valuable insight into the NC IDEA grant review process, network with the NC IDEA team and other founders, and meet some of the previous grant awardees.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (formerly Ventureprise) will be hosting the NC IDEA FOUNDATION to provide an overview of the upcoming Spring 2023 NC IDEA MICRO ($10K) and NC IDEA SEED ($50K) grants, which provide funding to early-stage, high-growth companies.
During the first part of the session you will have a chance to learn about NC IDEA and introduce yourself to part of the team, including Amy Bastian who manages the MICRO and SEED grants process. In addition, past grant recipients will share their perspective on the grant application process and on the benefits of being an NC IDEA grant recipient.
The second part of the prep session will be interactive with direct feedback on what it means to submit a successful application for your venture. The session will provide tips and best practices for writing a successful application, with plenty of time for questions.
Learn more about NC IDEA, NC IDEA MICRO, and NC IDEA SEED on NC IDEA's website. Also, get to know past grant recipients via the NC IDEA company directory and news stories.
Learn more about the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Food and Drink to be provided.
5:30-6:00pm – Network, Welcome and Introductions
6:00-7:00pm – NC IDEA MICRO & SEED Grants Overview
7:00-7:30pm – Application Preparation Session with Q&A
Event Parking: On campus parking at CRI-1 Deck Parking Deck. Walk from the deck to Robert D. Snyder Rd., turn right and continue on to Robert D. Snyder Rd. to the PORTAL building which will be on your left.
Take exit 18 (Harris Blvd) and go east on Harris Blvd. for seven miles. Go to the N. Tryon/Hwy. 29 intersection and take a left. Take a right on JW Clay Rd. and left on Robert D. Snyder Rd. Parking will be in the CRI-1 Parking Deck on your right.
Take exit 45A (Harris Blvd.) and go east on Harris Blvd. for one mile. Go to the N. Tryon/Hwy. 29 intersection and take a left. Take a right on JW Clay Rd. and left on Robert D. Snyder Rd. Parking will be in the CRI-1 Parking Deck on your right.
Take exit #32 (N. Tryon/Hwy. 29). Turn heading toward Charlotte on N. Tryon/Hwy. 29. Turn left on Institute Circle. Go to circle and take your first right onto Robert D. Snyder Rd. Parking will be in CRI-1 Parking Deck on your left.
From Uptown Charlotte on N. Tryon St (Hwy 29):
From the intersection of Trade and Tryon, go north for seven miles on N. Tryon/Hwy. 29. At the fork of Hwy. 29/49, continue on N. Tryon/Hwy 29. Take a right on JW Clay Rd. and left on Robert D. Snyder Rd. Parking will be in the CRI-1 Parking Deck on your right.
NC IDEA is an independent private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina. Since 2006, NC IDEA has fulfilled this mission through multiple grant and mentorship programs by supporting entrepreneurs and a diverse group of organizations throughout the state that also share in our ambition. Learn more at www.ncidea.org.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation serves the UNC Charlotte campus and Charlotte region as a center of excellence for evidence based entrepreneurship. The Center works to provide the resources and expertise for university and community based startups to graduate to the next level of business formation, scaling or funding.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
PORTAL Building, UNC Charlotte, 9319 Robert D. Snyder Rd., Charlotte, United States