Charlotte NC IDEA Preparation August 16 Session Information

August 8, 2017

Don’t be shy about funding! Join NC IDEA and Ventureprise for the $50,000 Seed Grant Prep Session.

 When: 8/16/17, 6pm-8pm

Location: Portal Building (Room 242), 9319 Robert D. Snyder Rd. Charlotte, NC 28223


NC IDEA and Ventureprise will host a two-hour Seed Grant application prep session for entrepreneurs interested in learning about NC IDEA and considering applying for the fall grant cycle. NC IDEA offers up to $50,000 in non-dilutive funding to selected companies. Since 2006, NC IDEA has awarded over $5M in grants to 118 companies in North Carolina.

During the first part of the session you will have a chance to learn about NC IDEA and introduce yourself to the NC IDEA team including Thom Ruhe (President) and Lauren McCullough (Program Manager). 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 cover the anatomy of the grant application with specifics on what the reviewers look for in each section.


6:00-6:15pm – Welcome and Introductions

6:15-6:40pm – NC IDEA Seed Grant Program Overview

6:40-8:00pm – Interactive Application Preparation Session

Parking:  Portal Building Atrium at UNC Charlotte. Please park in CRI 1 parking deck, GPS thru Google maps forparking deck at “9100 CRI Deck Robert D. Snyder Rd.” Map available at