Whether you’re new to Winston-Salem or looking to begin a new venture, there are variety of ways for you to get plugged into the community. A number of organizations offer networking and community-building activities, such as HUSTLE Winston-Salem, Swerve, Flywheel Coworking, Winston Starts and MIXXER. Regardless of your interests and needs, there’s a community here for you.
The Innovation Suites in Bailey Power Plant offer start-up space with flexible terms to help your company grow. Other organizations such as Flywheel Coworking and Winston Starts also provide space for entrepreneurs getting on their feet.
The entrepreneurial ecosystem of Winston-Salem is constantly growing and developing more resources for entrepreneurs and start-ups. The Forsyth Tech Small Business Center provides courses on a variety of business skills and mentoring for entrepreneurs and business owners. Winston Starts is an incubator that helps post-concept businesses get on their feet. If you’re looking for a little advice from someone who has been there before, Agile City Winston-Salem serves as a convener to activate shared priorities, introduce new programs, create more capacity and help other communities do the same and they work to connect clients looking to accelerate the pace of change in their industry with fresh perspectives, promising startups and the tools to design, build and manage an innovation pipeline tailored to their needs.
The Innovation Quarter has a range of space options from private offices up to 3,000-square-foot suites and larger 5,000- to 20,000-square-foot offices for growing companies. In particular, the Innovation Suites of Bailey Power Plant offer flexible six-month and one-year terms for start-ups and growth stage companies and include amenities like conference room space for tenants.
The entrepreneurial ecosystem of Winston-Salem provides opportunities for both networking and mentoring for companies here. Entities such as the Center for Creative Economy and the Innovation Quarter host networking and tenant events to help companies plug in and find collaborators and clients. Other organizations offer opportunities for mentorship, such as Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, the ACCESS Center for Equity + Success, the New Ventures Challenge, The Come Up Accelerator and Winston Starts.
From workforce trainees to MBAs to PhDs, our knowledge community is anchored by five distinct colleges and universities with access to even more institutions region-wide. In addition to these traditional educational institutions, Winston-Salem’s blossoming entrepreneurial ecosystem and a host of programming from business accelerators to code camps are shaping an adept workforce pipeline.
The ecosystem of Winston-Salem provides unique resources for promoting the growth of companies. Winston Starts is a competitive incubator that helps businesses scale up by providing space and resources. The ACCESS Center for Equity + Success assists minority- and women-owned businesses thrive by providing a continuum of services to open doors for MWBEs.
As North Carolina increasingly becomes a haven for start-ups, there are a variety of venture capital groups statewide, regionally and locally.
The Innovation Quarter has space and land available to fit a variety of companies’ needs, including a 28-acre greenfield site—nestled at the intersection of two major four-lane highways—with a capacity of 2.4 million square feet. With infrastructure like redundant fiber and redundant power in an urban setting, the Innovation Quarter is not only shovel-ready, but also has a built-in community to help your company thrive.
From workforce trainees to MBAs to PhDs, our knowledge community is anchored by five distinct colleges and universities with access to even more institutions region-wide. In addition to these traditional educational institutions, Winston-Salem’s blossoming entrepreneurial ecosystem and a host of programming from business accelerators to code camps are shaping an adept workforce pipeline. For more information on the workforce in Winston-Salem, contact Walter Farabee of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.
A number of organizations are dedicated to creating a thriving business ecosystem state-wide, including:
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