Resources for Entrepreneurs

Click here for a link to an article from our plenary speaker at the “Bridging the Gap “Conference, Mr. Ken Harrington: The Power of Entrepreneurs Collaborating.

Click here for a second article by Mr. Ken Harrington: A Framework for Discussing Innovation Support Systems.

Links to the Organizations who participated in the Lunch/Networking Session at the “Bridging the Gap” Conference


Charotte Research Institutue

Business Innovation Growth (BIG)

NC Biotechnology Services

Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services

Charlotte Chamber

Creative Growth Solutions for You!

Other Local Resources for Entrepreneurs

Queen City Forward

Queen City Forward is a hub for social entrepreneurs that purposefully encourages, enables and scales high-impact social enterprises in order to create a robust cluster of innovation in the Charlotte region that spurs economic development, improves the lives of citizens, and drives a new model of sustainable growth.

Their Mission is to unleash the potential of high-growth, high impact social entrepreneurs in Charlotte to create sustained economic and social impact.

Queen City Forward has launched its first Social Innovation Fellowship powered by OrthoCarolina. The first cohort of six companies began the eight week program on April 1st, and will finish at Demo Day, a pitch event on June 5.

Click here to learn more