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Venture Café Takeover Night: Elevate

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Elevation is not just a measure of height—but also of evolution and progress. What are the common denominators contributing to the elevation of research, business and development in our community? Hear some of the city’s innovators share the challenges and opportunities they faced taking their ideas to the next level (literally) as the Innovation Quarter takes over the programming for this unique Venture Café Winston-Salem Thursday Gathering.

Join us at 5 pm for Connections.

Link Up – 5 – 6 pm
Curious about what’s going up at the corner and 5th Street and Patterson Avenue? Take a tour of Link Apartments®Innovation Quarter, elevating connections to work, community, play and sustainability. Don’t forget your closed-toe shoes. Tours depart every 15 minutes from the Link Apartments® leasing office.

Over the Coal – 6 pm
There’s a lot of history and a lot at play at Bailey South, the project currently being developed at the corner of East Fourth Street and Patterson Avenue. Join Coleman Team, a partner at Front Street Capital, as he discusses future plans for this storied spot.

Plant Power – 6 pm
What’s the history of cannabinoid therapeutics and what’s next? Meet one of the country’s leading experts on cannabinoid receptors, Dr. Allyn Howlett, as she previews leading cannabinoid research being done at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Howlett Lab.

Full Steam Ahead – 7 pm
Join tenants of The Innovation Suites at Turbine Hall as they discuss the ins and outs of their small business journey. Panelists Aaron Lazarus, CEO, EncepHeal Therapeautics; Carol Reeve, owner, Girl on the Roof marketing; and Hope Reagan and Alice Oakley of Education Resource Group will cover some of the challenges and victories of entrepreneurship. The panel will be moderated by Mark Owens, president and CEO, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.


November 7
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Venture Café


Bailey Power Plant
486 N. Patterson Ave.
Winston-Salem, 27101
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