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Fall 2023 Retail Lab Graduates 9 Local Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, November 15th, nine local entrepreneurs celebrated their completion of the Fall 2023 Retail Lab Boot Camp—a program tailored to address the complex nature of starting and operating a retail establishment. The graduates of Retail Lab completed an application-based, six-week immersive boot camp, which concluded with the opportunity to pitch for grant funding. This cohort featured regional ventures, including a wine shop, innovative clothing brands, an international gift shop, and delicious food items....

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Health Equity Innovation Challenge Winners Showcase Progress and Vision at Cabarrus Center Pitch Round Robin

Winners of the inaugural Health Equity Innovation Challenge are halfway through their accelerator and recently spent the day in Concord, NC at the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship participating in a rapid-fire pitch round robin. The Challenge, sponsored by Atrium Health and administered by the Flywheel Foundation, is a business idea competition for scalable and investable solutions to problems that lead to or create significant healthcare outcome disparities. Founders Pictured: Kwamane Liddell...

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ConvergeSouth 2023 Is Coming to the Greater Charlotte Region

ConvergeSouth 2023, a two-day Expo and Conference featuring founders, entrepreneurs, and investors coming together from across the Southeast, will be held for the first time in the Greater Charlotte Region on October 5th and 6th in downtown Concord, NC. The event is open to the public who are encouraged to attend. For registration and complete information on the conference go to “This is one of the largest gatherings of startups in the Southeast”, said Peter Marsh, a partner in Flywheel and...

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The Ultimate Startup Experience is Coming to Cabarrus County!

ConvergeSouth, the ultimate startup experience, is coming to the Cabarrus Center in downtown Concord on October 5-6, 2023. The event features two full days of entrepreneurial programming, including: Expert-led breakout sessions Startup expo with 75 exhibiting companies Investment firms from across the Southeast ConvergeSouth has taken place in Winston-Salem for several years, but is bringing the popular event to downtown Concord this year. It attracts hundreds of attendees who come to focus on growing their startups...

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