A conversation with Keith Luedeman, the new interim lead at Innovate Charlotte

Changes at Innovate Charlotte were formally announced last week, including Walt Frye stepping down to pursue other interests and passions around entrepreneurship. Keith Luedeman, a local entrepreneur…

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Change of Direction and Leadership at Innovate Charlotte / CRFE

Since 2012, The Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurism (CRFE) has worked with the City of Charlotte, Charlotte Chamber and its entrepreneur community to progress building the local…

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21 Innovate Charlotte Mentors Took Part in MIT Training Session in Preparation for the Pilot

On Thursday, June 14th, Kent Summers, a professional trainer from MIT Venture Mentoring Service, conducted a training and orientation session for 21 Innovate Charlotte Mentors, who were chosen for…

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Innovate Charlotte Seeking Experienced Individuals

Innovate Charlotte is seeking experienced individuals who want to mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs April 11, 2018 Interviews with numerous entrepreneurs and supporters throughout…

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Chris Heivly visits Charlotte

Chris Heivly is a serial entrepreneur (MapQuest co-founder) and early-stage investor with company-building experience from $0 to $25M. On Tuesday, February 13, he visited Charlotte. During his…

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Charlotte fails to deliver for Amazon as Southeast competitors make HQ2 cut

The Charlotte region's chance of landing the coveted prize of Amazon's second North American headquarters has ended. For the last few months, cities across the country have been clamoring for…

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Interview with Thom Ruhe, President and CEO of NC IDEA

NC IDEA is a private foundation with a mission to maximize the economic potential of the people of North Carolina by supporting the formation and fruition of high-growth entrepreneurial endeavors…

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TheStartUp.com Radio Live Broadcast from Start Charlotte Live

The StartUp.com presents a live report from Start Charlotte Live, November 17. https://thestartup.com/radio/start-charlotte-live/ On Thursday, Nov. 16, Start Charlotte…

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The Power of a Connected Ecosystem

It is already common knowledge that connectivity among entrepreneurs, established businesses, mentors, colleges and universities and professional services is a critical component of a vibrant…

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Why Charlotte Needs More Mentoring Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Thoreau had Emerson. Zuckerberg had Jobs. Winfrey had Angelou. Skywalker had Kenobi. History (and movies) prove that the right connection between master and student can, in many cases, be the…

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