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1 Million Cups Asheville Presents: NC IDEA: Get That Grant Money

January 29, 2020 8:30 am - 10:30 am
1 Million Cups

NC IDEA FOUNDATION will provide an overview of NC IDEA FOUNDATION programming, specifically focusing on its two Spring 2020 grant opportunities that support ambitious, growth-oriented companies: NC IDEA MICRO ($10,000) and NC IDEA SEED ($50,000).

The session will kick off with Program Director Amy Bastian giving a brief walk through of the various grants and programs offered by the Foundation and how they may benefit you and your company.

The remainder of the session will be interactive; sharing tips and best practices for writing a competitive grant application, covering the anatomy of the application with specifics on what the reviewers are looking for in each section. Eligibility requirements for NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED will also be covered to provide you with a greater understanding of each opportunity and which one may be most appropriate and beneficial for you and your company.

**NC IDEA MICRO and NC IDEA SEED grant applications open February 3, 2020 and close March 2, 2020 at 5pm ET. For more information:



Don’t forget to bring your own mug; we can’t wait to see you!

***Do not park in the spaces behind Archetype – These are reserved for Moog. There is plenty of neighborhood parking, a paid city lot up the street on Broadway, and spaces under 240 by the murals.***

1 Million Cups Asheville celebrated a 5 year anniversary this past September, was awarded Entrepreneurial Resource Program of the Year at the 2018 Venture Asheville Honors & nominated again for 2019, and is our city’s longest running startup event!

Roughly 300 local startup founders and entrepreneurs have taken the stage over the past years to share their stories, triumphs, and challenges in front of a highly engaged and supportive audience. Time and again, the founders behind these companies cite the connections, feedback, and advice received as instrumental in their success.

“Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups – a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.”

1 Million Cups meets Wednesdays in over 180 cities across the country!

For more information & to apply to present your high growth startup, visit
Deepest Gratitude to Our Incredible Sponsors & Partners:
Archetype Brewing
Mountain BizWorks
SCORE Mentors
Melody Isis Herman – Pop Benefits
Crunchy Bananas
Viking Mergers & Acquisitions
Woodforest National Bank
Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn
The Van Winkle Law Firm
Breedlove & Company
Asheville Print Shop
Izzys Coffee, Weekly beverage sponsor
3 Mountains, Weekly beverage sponsor
MojoCoworking, Weekly snack sponsor
Venture Asheville, Partner
Hatch AVL, Partner

If you’d like to become a 2020 sponsor or volunteer organizer email us at [email protected]