Office Hours

NC IDEA hosts Office Hours for Entrepreneurs every Friday morning by appointment only in 30-minute time increments between 9:30am and 11:30am. Entrepreneurs can use these sessions to ask general business questions and get advice and guidance from experienced mentors that understand the challenges of startups. During these sessions, we are happy to answer general questions you may have regarding eligibility in our seed grant program but the time is intended for business coaching, not application coaching

These sessions are held at NC IDEA's office on the first floor of American Underground @Main in downtown Durham.


To reserve a time, please email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Company Name (if applicable)
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Brief Description (2-4 sentences) of Company or Idea
  • Brief Description of what you would like to know, advice seeking, etc.
  • Date (Fridays only) and Time (9:30, 10, 10:30, 11) Preferences
    Please Note: It will be helpful if you send several options as time slots fill up quickly. We will do our very best to accommodate your request.





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