Innovation Fund North Carolina (IFNC) aims to bridge a common funding gap between when entrepreneurs have exhausted their personal funding and when their companies can attract angel and venture capital funding.
IFNC makes pre-seed funding awards to help entrepreneurs validate their technologies and business concepts. In addition to funding, IFNC provides education and mentoring resources to all awardees.
IFNC is funded by financial donations from businesses, organizations and individuals. Its founding partners include Catawba Valley Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College and the City of Conover.
IFNC is a self-funded member of Innovation Fund America, which was established with the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to nurture the growth of promising, high-impact startups.
For more information, please visit Innovation Fund America.