The Innovation Quarter draws its vibrancy from the diversity of people who live, learn, work and play here; there’s a little something for everyone. Complete with green spaces, restaurants, coffee shops and other hangout spots, the Innovation Quarter has all the elements for an upbeat, urban lifestyle. In addition, there are opportunities for wellness activities, career development and cultural enrichment to round out a holistic lifestyle.
If you’re an entrepreneur with a new business or are in the process of starting one, there are a slew of Innovation Quarter resources to help you make your entrepreneurial aspirations a reality. From office and work space to get you started, to programming to help identify your next step, the Innovation Quarter creates an environment that helps start-ups to take off.
No matter what brings you here, everyone needs a connection. Through the programming and proximity of the Innovation Quarter, rub shoulders with innovators, entrepreneurs, students and artists. Do more than just live or work here; find your community here.
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The Innovation Quarter has space for your small business to grow. Whether you’re just starting or you’re looking to expand, the Innovation Quarter provides a range of office laboratory and retail space, depending on your needs. Contact us to figure out where your company can fit in to the Innovation Quarter.
Wherever you make your home in the Innovation Quarter, you’ll be surrounded by other innovative companies and be a part of the larger innovation ecosystem of Winston-Salem. Proximity breeds collaboration, and Innovation Quarter resources such as programming, organizations and infrastructure help create connections with future collaborators and friends.
Innovation Quarter resources for small businesses include a range of programs and events to help build up your company. From the Small Business Center of Forsyth Tech, which helps small businesses acquire the skills and resources they need, to Venture Café Winston-Salem, which is dedicated to creating connections between innovators, the Innovation Quarter is creating an environment to spark growth and ideas.
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The Innovation Quarter has several development opportunities, including a prime location of 28 shovel-ready acres, ready for your company to make its mark. The land is already prepped with redundant fiber systems with unlimited capacity and other infrastructure, as well as being surrounded by innovative companies of all varieties. Come see what it might mean for your company to be located in one of the fastest-growing knowledge communities in the country.
Discover the Innovation Quarter’s biggest amenity: intellectual capital. From workforce trainees to MBAs to PhDs, there is no shortage of diverse talent. From a nationally ranked university with business, law and medical schools to a historically black university, to one of the state’s largest technical colleges and a professional arts school, the five colleges and universities that anchor the knowledge community here provide talent of all kinds. Beyond traditional education, there is a flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and a host of programming from business accelerators to code camps that are shaping an adept workforce pipeline. Find the right people for your business.
When your company is located in the Innovation Quarter, not only do you join a community focused on driving economic growth, but also one committed to creating a lifestyle focused on wellness, culture and giving back. In addition to being located in an affordable city, the Innovation Quarter is part of a thriving downtown. It’s a vibrant community with urban green spaces, hangout spots, restaurants, coffee shops and all the things that can make a place home.
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If you’re looking for a place to live, the Innovation Quarter has many places to call home—literally more than 1,000. From renovated historic lofts to modern apartment buildings, there’s a little something here for everyone. Discover the variety of downtown living and all the amenities that go along with it.
Whatever your work needs are—start-up, small business, large company—the Innovation Quarter has a spot for you to grow. In addition to office space for a variety of sized companies, there is laboratory and scientific space, as well as growth space aimed at nurturing entrepreneurs and start-ups. Is restaurant or retail more of your business model? The Innovation Quarter also has space for you.
We’re just getting started. The Innovation Quarter encompasses a large amount of urban, shovel-ready acreage primed for development. It’s a blank canvas, ready for you to imagine what it can be. Discover the amenities available and learn more about the future development taking place in the Innovation Quarter.
Convergence is a guiding principle not only for the Innovation Quarter, but also for a growing innovation economy in and around Winston-Salem. Learn how bringing together entrepreneurs, institutions and small businesses in close proximity naturally creates interactions between entities that differ in industry, size and scope. Discover what can result when innovators converge.
Building 23-1 is part of the last of the historic R.J. Reynolds buildings to be reclaimed under the Innovation Quarter development project. To complete this phase of renovation, the developers of the building are creating a vision for the building that reflects the history of the property and sets a vision for future development. Explore the significance of the project to the Innovation Quarter and Winston-Salem.
OrbitalRX, a health care start-up formed in May 2017, recently raised $1.4 million in private equity to build a software platform that assists hospital pharmacies in addressing medication shortages. Raising that much money is a dream for a lot of start-ups. What was the OrbitalRX secret? Adam Orsborn and Nate Peaty, the start-up’s co-founders, share some of the lessons they learned along the way in pursuit of investment funds.