A conversation with Keith Luedeman

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

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 Prepare for VMS 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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Candidates for INCLT VMS Pilot Announced

On Monday, June 4th, 2018, we gathered companies and a few mentors at Innovate Charlotte's current home base at Advent Coworking to announce companies that passed the pre-qualification process. Here…

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Three Most Common Questions about InCLT VMS

On April 12, 2018, we conducted a morning and an evening session for potential mentors for Innovate Charlotte Mentor Venturing Service. A session for local startups took place on April 19th.…

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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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Community Feedback for the Innovate Charlotte Team

On February 24 and February 26 Innovate Charlotte presented its vision to a group of prominent business people and social activists. Our goal was to solicit feedback and gain support for our…

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MIT Venture Mentoring Immersion Program for Charlotte

On Monday, February 26, 2018, Innovate Charlotte team left for Boston to participate in the 2.5 Day MIT Venture Mentoring Immersion Program. Our team consisted of Walter Frye, Alfred Jackson, and…

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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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