Eastern NC Entrepreneurial Promise 


A virtual regional incubator for companies  owned by minorities and women in underserved counties of North Carolina.

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Expanding North Carolina’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Partner Community Capital and the National Institute of Minority Economic Development have launched the Eastern NC Entrepreneurial Promise (ENCEP). The program has grown and we’ve scaled over the past five cohorts we are now accepting applications for the North Carolina Entrepreneur Promise (NCEP) incubator for diverse companies in underserved counties in North Carolina.

ENCEP serves businesses that:

  • Are run by minorities or women
  • Are located in economically distressed counties in NC
  • Have revenues of less than $250,000 and opportunities to scale.

There is no cost to participants. ENCEP is funded by a host of generous funders.

114 W. Parrish Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

(919) 812-6635