Innovate Charlotte is determined to provide entrepreneurs opportunities that lead to their growth and success.

Innovate Charlotte (InCLT) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance, elevate, and accelerate entrepreneurial success in the greater Charlotte region. Our focus is on cultivating an intentionally inclusive and high impact ecosystem that stimulates innovation, economic growth and societal change.

Innovate Charlotte seeks to serve as the ecosystem connector — a central hub from which diverse stakeholders’ efforts can be synchronized to maximize collective impact. Our first core initiative is launching a Venture Mentoring Service licensed from the renowned MIT VMS Program.

Innovate Charlotte (InCLT) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance, elevate, and accelerate entrepreneurial success in the greater Charlotte region. Our focus is on cultivating an intentionally inclusive and high impact ecosystem that stimulates innovation, economic growth and societal change.

Innovate Charlotte seeks to serve as the ecosystem connector — a central hub from which diverse stakeholders’ efforts can be synchronized to maximize collective impact. Our first core initiative is launching a Venture Mentoring Service licensed from the renowned MIT VMS Program.

Innovate Charlotte is determined to provide entrepreneurs opportunities that lead to their growth and success.

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Ecosystem Events

Come to one of our many ecosystem events and meet new entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem partners, and learn more about various topics from fundraising to business preparedness.

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Venture Mentoring

Innovate Charlotte offers venture mentoring services based on the 20+ years success of the MIT VMS program for entrepreneurs. Group mentoring is available for rising startups looking to learn and grow.

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Connections

Visit our directory to learn more about what Charlotte has to offer entrepreneurs. We have resources ranging from venture capital companies to service providers, talent development, and much more.

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Learn more about what's happening with Innovate Charlotte and how we are engaging with the startup ecosystem.

The numbers tell a story about the Charlotte Ecosystem...

$8

Venture Investment

Venture Investment Per Capita, which is 1% of Austin and less than 3% of Research Triangle


5

Top 5 Best States

NC has been ranked in the Top 5 Best States for Business, 12 years in a row


50

50 out of 50

Charlotte ranked 50 of 50 in upward mobility in recent study


#16

Kauffman Foundation Growth Index

From 2016 to 2017, Charlotte fell 7 places in the Kauffman Growth Index. Atlanta is #5 (went up 10) and Nashville is #4 (went up 5).

Community Events


Want to know what's happening with startups companies? Need to get out and network? Ready to learn new skills? Here's the place to find out where to go!

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11jul8:00 am11aug10:00 amPitchBreakfast – Quarterly IDEA Fund Pitch

18jul3:00 pm5:00 pmGovernment Vendor Network Mtg: July 2018

19jul8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedINCLT: VMS Mentor SessionMonthly Meeting of Mentors

19jul8:30 am10:30 amModern Day Media: Working With Journalists and Other Influencers

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Charlotte Connections


Want to know what's happening with startups companies? Need to get out and network? Ready to learn new skills? Here's the place to find out where to go!

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