54 Hours to Launch: Recapping Startup Weekend 2024

On Friday, February 23rd, we welcomed 44 participants into the space for a weekend full of innovation and collaboration. Along with the team at Vision to Venture, we saw six teams take on the challenge of pushing their startup ideas through the launch stage in preparation for Sunday night’s pitch ceremony. The groups worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from ride-share services to dating apps to home-building tools. Guided by Techstars facilitator, Ilene Marcus, along with 13 mentors from our professional ecosystem, three of the six teams received recognition at the end of the weekend...

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Flywheel Announces Launch of Mentor Deck

Flywheel is pleased to announce the launch of the Flywheel Mentor Deck program today as a resource to all Flywheel members across our location network as well as qualified entrepreneurs in the ecosystems we support. The program is administered by the Flywheel Foundation which will curate mentor and mentee applications. A link to the program landing page is now on the main navigation of all location websites. The Mentor Deck is an easy-to-use registry of approved mentors in Flywheel’s extended network, sortable by skillset and industry, and with integrated bookings with built-in calendar integration....

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Flywheel Foundation 2023 Impact Report

2023 was an exciting year for the Flywheel Foundation which stimulated a pipeline flow of early-stage teams and companies numbering over 300 and supported the creation, launch, and nurturing of more than 100 companies. Our overall audience reach, membership and services have grown dramatically as we refine our service offerings and expand our geographic reach. In 2023 four cities and counties reached out to Flywheel for assistance in developing coworking innovation centers to support entrepreneurship and organic economic development. In response to this demand, the Foundation has formalized...

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New Ventures Tech Accelerator Success #1 – Growterra

New Ventures Tech Accelerator – Open for Application Year Round New Ventures is a services-based accelerator and incubation program. We offer early-stage founders up to $50,000 in free software development, legal, marketing, business development, and accounting services. In addition, companies accepted into the program get free workspace at locations until they achieve investable market traction, and they are assigned a Venture Mentoring Services team of 3-5 mentors. The Flywheel Foundation provides business modeling and financial consultation. Legal services are provided by Flywheel member...

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ConvergeSouth 2023 Is Coming to the Greater Charlotte Region

Concord, NC – August 22, 2023— 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 www.convergesouth.com. “This is one of the largest gatherings of startups in the Southeast”, said Peter Marsh, a partner in Flywheel and a founding Director of the Flywheel Foundation....

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