NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, will host an inaugural North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit with the goal to catalyze entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for the state.
The Ecosystem Summit will uniquely bring together the people and organizations who support, encourage and nourish North Carolina’s entrepreneurs to share what is working; address issues and concerns; meet and network with those doing similar work in other communities; and celebrate and promote entrepreneurs and their successes across the state.
Over the 1.5 days, attendees will hear from experts, leaders and the entrepreneurs themselves through keynote talks and breakout sessions weaved together in a storytelling format on topics involving policy, data, rural entrepreneurship, inclusive entrepreneurship and more. The Summit will encompass all sectors of entrepreneurial activity in the state, including textiles, agriculture, food and beverage, consumer products, technology and biotech.
NC IDEA will be sharing speaker announcements and agenda updates in the coming weeks. The organization is also soliciting sponsors, as well as ideas from the community for speakers and topics that are of importance and interest. Learn more about the conference and share your input here.