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NC Venture Capital Program

The NC Venture Capital Program is an intermediary small-business lending program that supports early stage high growth small businesses in North Carolina, primarily through equity investments.


The Issue

Our state’s entrepreneurs need access to equity that goes beyond public dollars alone. Venture capital programs to promote small business investing that are integrated into the larger realm of economic development activity enabling and promoting the growth of small businesses, often called the entrepreneurial ecosystem, are vital to sustainability of individual communities and the state.


The Solution

Utilize our NC Venture Capital Program to create equity investment opportunities for startups throughout the state. By working with fund managers to infuse this capital into the marketplace, we are creating more jobs and enhancing the economic development opportunities in the communities where they operate.


This program is in development, and will roll out in phases. Stay tuned for more information about an RFP and the next steps of the process.