StartCharlotte exists to elevate local entrepreneurs and the people that support them. They want to give Charlotte-area startups a voice and shine a spotlight on the stories worth telling. Like StarCharlotte, we want to show the world that Charlotte is a great place to start and grow their next venture, which is why we’re sponsoring their upcoming event, StartCharlotte LIVE! 2016, on Thursday, November 17.
Created by Juan Garzon, the goal of StartCharlotte is simple: to be a platform for all things startup in Charlotte and a unifying brand that the entrepreneurial community can rally around. StartCharlotte began as a weekly newsletter featuring startup stories – profiles of local founders and the lessons they learned along the way, an aggregated list of local startup news from the past week, a calendar of upcoming events, and special announcements for the community. With over 1,400 subscribers and 1,000 Twitter followers at soft launch, they’re just getting started!
The newsletter will soon transform into a website, StartCharlotte.com, which will serve as a digital hub for all things startup in Charlotte. In addition to everything the newsletter includes, the website will feature a directory of startup resources and vendors, as well as a directory of area startups.
StartCharlotte LIVE: A Startup Celebration & Expo
In addition to their digital presence, StartCharlotte will host regular events to help inform the community about the resources and opportunities that exist. This includes the Charlotte Entrepreneurial Alliance‘s (CEA) Intro to the Startup Community, startup community informational events, and the first annual StartCharlotte LIVE event, a celebration of entrepreneurship featuring a pitch competition and investor panel. The event will take place on Thursday, November 17, at Sugar Creek Brewing (215 Southside Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217).
Join AvidXchange for a day devoted to innovation and excellence in Charlotte. There will be a pitch competition and a panel discussion with Charlotte-area investors. There will also be plenty of time to network with some of Charlotte’s best and brightest over craft brews and delicious food. Check out the schedule below and get your ticket before they run out!
- 1:00 pm – Registration and Welcoming Reception
- 2:00 pm – Welcome and Opening Remarks
- 2:30 pm – Startup Pitch Competition
- 4:00 pm – Charlotte Investor Panel
- 5:00 pm – Dinner and Networking
- 6:30 pm – Startup Awards Ceremony
- 7:30 pm – Continue to Network & Celebrate
Tickets are $20-25, food and a free drink are included with the ticket price! To buy tickets, click or tap the button below!