Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Trailblazing in the Triad

Looking to start a business in NC? Built on a rich history of innovation, the NC Triad serves as the perfect launchpad, with abundant resources designed to help you achieve your goals.

There are countless benefits to starting a business in the Triad – from the prime location and helpful resources to fiscal stability and low cost of doing business.

Valuable tools in the Triad like the Piedmont Angel Network, SCORE, Innovation Quarter and Venture Café Winston-Salem provide an ideal setting for local businesses to flourish. Read more about the Triad’s resources for entrepreneurs below.

Rankings

#1

Best State for Business 2018 (North Carolina)

Forbes 2018
#1

(Tied with Charlotte & Austin) Highest Growth in Startups (Winston-Salem)

WalletHub 2019
#4

Fiscal Stability (North Carolina)

U.S. News & World Report 2019
#3

Top States for Business 2019 (North Carolina)

CNBC 2019
Incubators
Incubators

Incubators & Co-Working Spaces

Remote workers and entrepreneurs thrive in the Triad’s fast-paced, creative environment, bursting with ideas and innovation. Co-working spaces like the Triad Work Space in High Point and the popular HQ Greensboro offer large office spaces that cultivate creativity and empower entrepreneurs. Co//ab in Greensboro offers 4,000+ square feet of space for new business ideas to take flight. The ultra-modern Plant Seven doubles as a hip art gallery and co-working office space for design innovation. Meanwhile, the women-centric Fearless workspace in Winston-Salem is designed for women to flourish in an entrepreneurial space and collaborate on new business ideas. Other makerspaces and incubators in the Triad include:

 

VC & Funding
VC & Funding

Venture Capital & Funding

Startups in the NC Triad have a considerable advantage at their fingertips: a strong, well-developed local investor network. These exceptional community resources include:

 

Events
Events

Startup Events, Seminars & Bootcamps

Annual innovation events in the Triad are designed to help entrepreneurs jumpstart their businesses and learn from others in the community. Greensboro’s Launch Lab, for instance, is a five-week accelerator program for startup companies looking to implement new business ideas and prepare for a successful launch. Similarly, Idea Launch serves as a networking and idea pitching seminar, taking place on a monthly basis. Launch Camp is a spring bootcamp for technology and software founders, inventors, and teams. For over 15 years, the annual Capital Connects event in Greensboro has provided educational opportunities for both investors and entrepreneurs seeking capital for their company, including a pitch competition and more. Triad Startup Weekend provides a full 54-hour experience from creating a company prototype to validating business launch ideas, all while networking with other local entrepreneurs.

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