The Programs, People And Platforms Behind Charlotte’s Entrepreneurial Growth

This spring, the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at UNC Charlotte launched an initiative designed to serve those at the very beginning of the entrepreneurial process. It’s…

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The transformation of Keith Luedeman: from entrepreneur to entrepreneurial leader

A lot has changed for Keith Luedeman since he sold his startup, GoodMortgage.com, back in 2016 and stepped away from the day-to-day. Contrary to what you might think about life post-startup, he…

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Getting on board — How INCLT is preparing startups and seasoned leaders for mentorship success

The Innovate Charlotte (INCLT) Venture Mentoring Service looks very different today than it did just over a year ago, when the program officially launched in the Queen City. For one, INCLT has…

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The powerhouse women coaching the next generation of Queen City entrepreneurs

Women are a vital force in Charlotte’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. They are starting companies and building businesses and growing successful careers. And now, thanks to the  Innovate Charlotte’s…

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Meet the new class of startups looking to take advantage of INCLT’s post-pilot mentorship program

Wendy Hickey, the founder of ArtPop Street Gallery, is at a pivot point in her journey of building a sustainable organization. Kevin Giriunas, the founder of Advent Coworking, wants to find the…

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Then and now: Inside the evolution of INCLT’s mentorship program

Fabio Ayala is an entrepreneur on track for growth in the Queen City. Fabio Ayala, VizlaTech The founder of VizlaTech, a tech startup building a platform that makes construction plans accessible to…

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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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