About Innovate Charlotte

Innovate Charlotte has a vision to have a dynamic and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem within the Greater Charlotte Area.

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Innovate Charlotte is governed by leaders in the region's business, government, and entrepreneurial community. Our mission is to connect entrepreneurial initiatives, activities, and strategic relationships to cultivate a better ecosystem for the benefit  of all Charlotteans.

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Innovate Charlotte is the execution arm of the Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship that was launched in 2017.

Building on the seed funding received from the CRFE, the Innovate Charlotte will continue to grow its pool of resources that ensure a welcoming and thriving environment for entrepreneurs.

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Our Focus

We focus on helping founders of companies with validated innovative products and services that are looking to take the next steps towards scaling their operations.

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CRFE Study

Mapping the Ecosystem

An in-depth look at the Charlotte region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the programs that impact high growth entrepreneurs.


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The Charlotte Region Entrepreneurial and Growth Index

The first systematic effort to measure Charlotte’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem and is designed to provide two specific outcomes.

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