DURHAM – Are you (or do you know) an early NC-based startup looking to validate and advance an idea?

Could $1K to $10K toward customer discovery, prototype development or marketing activities (and more) make a significant impact in moving the business forward?

Beyond the funding, could the startup benefit from mentorship and assistance, as well as access to an expansive network of advisors, partners and investors?

Companies answering yes to any of the above questions, should consider applying to the NC IDEA SEED Micro-Grant Pilot Program, a grant program providing project-based, micro-grants in the amount of $1K to $10K to young companies looking to take their next step.

NC IDEA is particularly looking for ideas outside of their historical focus; companies existing in North Carolina’s rural and distressed counties are highly encouraged to apply.

Register online. The deadline is Monday, May 14.