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You’re So Fly: Mark Shropshire

Here at Flywheel, it is our members that make our community so vibrant and worthwhile. At last month’s Community Day, we had the privilege of hearing from longtime Flywheeler Mark Shropshire on his driving values in life and how he cultivates intentional connections. Mark’s Professional Journey Mark “Shrop” Shropshire is Senior Technical Director at Mediacurrent, an open source product company, and he enjoys working at the intersection of leadership and technology. A frequent speaker at local and national conferences, he is actively involved in the open source space and has led some of...

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Flywheel Members Daniel Alvarez and Jason Levinson Unveil AI Big Picture, Redefining Strategic Solutions

Since the start, Flywheel has made it a mission to not just provide a space for people to work, but a space for them to grow. We have always been centered around our commitment to the entrepreneurial community and the spirit of innovation in Winston Salem. It always feels incredible when we get to see the product of that energy through the success of our members. But it is extra special when we see them succeeding together. Flywheel members Daniel Alvarez and Jason Levinson have been working together for almost three months in a partnership that was born out of this space. After being placed...

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Meet the Members Q&A: Michael Muyot

Get to know your fellow community members in our latest Member Q&A series! Dive into the questions asked and discover insightful answers straight from the heart of our community. Join us as we explore various topics and learn more about each other. Let’s jump in and connect with our amazing members! Meet Michael Muyot, Founder of APEX DAO. 1. Could you share some highlights from your career? Throughout my career, I’ve focused on sustainability, AI, and local economic dynamics. One major highlight was leading the development then managing the NASDAQ Global Sustainability Index for over...

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You’re So Fly: Lucas Ward

Meet Flywheeler Lucas Ward –a Cloud/Dev Ops Engineer for Ippon Technologies and self-proclaimed “Mad Scientist!” As a Cloud/DevOps Engineer for Ippon Technologies USA, Lucas heads up their Charlotte office. He didn’t always work in the tech space, leaving UNCC for a nearly 10 year stint in the food and beverage space while he managed a Jimmy John’s restaurant. Overcoming numerous personal obstacles, Lucas shares that it was the guidance of a mentor that brought him back on track and into the world of DevOps. Now, he lives in Concord with his wife and two kids. These days, Lucas stays busy in...

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Small Business Spotlight: Gabrielle Befort with Star Style Solutions

There is no doubt that the best part of working at Flywheel is getting to witness local entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality. Gabrielle Befort was a new mother of twins when she had the idea for Star Style Solutions. After transitioning from her career as an engineer to a full-time mom, she suddenly found herself having to make adjustments in both her budget and her wardrobe. She has always had a love for fashion and a knack for style and was now in need of a creative solution. The secondhand options in front of her offered affordability and convenience but fell short on providing the experience...

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You’re So Fly: Emily Wolf

Given her newfound title of Startup Weekend Superstar, it seemed fitting to feature Flywheel member, Emily Wolf, this month for You’re So Fly. Emily has been with Flywheel since joining the Center for Creative Leadership team last October. As their Programming and Operations Assistant, Emily serves in a hands-on role in supporting the organization’s mission to provide training to inception-stage entrepreneurs. Although a recent graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, she brings along an abundance of knowledge and experience from her academic career. She spent her time in...

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