Recently, Queen City Forward has changed the name of their social incubator. In the past, it was called Social Innovation Accelerator now it is called Impact3. The demo day for their last class was left with standing room only. They have now released the names of the organizations chosen for their Spring 2014 Impact3 class.
This is Part 5 of The State of Charlotte’s Startup Community. You can read the earlier parts of the series here. This article is an interview with George McAllister. As a regional director of SBTDC he has seen many startup and small business companies since 1992. This series is sponsored by bspoke.
Is it really volunteering if you receive an incentive to do it?
Adam Young doesn't mind if people do. In fact, he is creating a new social platform and marketplace called Volcally which will incentivize people to volunteer for local charities and nonprofits by trading their time for money. Continue Reading →
Ventureprise has a new home. The nonprofit which helps support high-growth ventures and innovation in the Charlotte region recently moved into a new 96,000-square-foot building called PORTAL across the street from the UNC-Charlotte’s Bioinformatics Research Center. PORTAL which stands for “Partnership, Outreach, and Research to Accelerate Learning” will be the focal point for Ventureprise’s new initiatives which include its new customer discovery program Charlotte Venture Launch and Innovation Connection, a program designed to connect entrepreneurs, academics and corporate innovators. (more…) Continue Reading →
Data analytics have become more robust and accessible over the last few years. It used to be that only large corporations could afford to do advanced data analysis but now medium-sized companies and even some SMBs are using data for business intelligence. Five years ago, a scalable relational database cost a fortune, but now it is affordable for many companies. With so many ways to analyze data today, it is hard to keep track of it all. Rajeev PS, co-founder of a new startup in Ballantyne called Datalakes, says that in his time working with large enterprises at a big Indian services company, he found the need for an end-to-end platform which could be self-serviced. Continue Reading →
For the past 4 weeks, they have released articles describing the building, the goals and its uniqueness compared to other organizations in Charlotte. Ventureprise has many programs for Charlotte entrepreneurs. Continue Reading →
Here are some Charlotte Startup Weekend 6 pictures. Sunday was the final day for teams to work and present their projects. Some had working demos and others had funny videos. You can see many more pictures of the presentation on Facebook. Continue Reading →
Charlotte Startup Weekend 6 is over, but we have photos from Day 2. During Day 2, names change, ideas changed and designs came together. For now, let’s look at the people who stuck around and built teams. You can see many more photos on Facebook. If you missed the photos from Day 1 you can view them here. Continue Reading →
Day 1 of Charlotte Startup Weekend 6 is over and the ideas have been chosen. You can see the recap of the eight finalists here. For now, let’s look at the beautiful faces of the people who attended the event. You can see many more photos on Facebook. Continue Reading →