Sparq

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A Launchpad for New Ventures and Small Businesses

We invite you to get plugged into the vast resources, connections and opportunities available in the Innovation Quarter. From networking to coworking resources, Sparq™ can help introduce new businesses to the connectivity and collaboration that flourish within the Innovation Quarter.

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Business Resources Offered

Winston-Salem’s innovative ecosystem is full of entrepreneurs looking to grow—and the key to that growth is access. Sparq™ offers several small business resources to help members of the community get their foot in the door at the Innovation Quarter:

  • Office hours with attorneys, accountants and marketing professionals to help navigate business challenges.
  • Pitch practice with local and national venture capital companies and individuals.
  • Connections to business and scientific mentors.
  • Connections with accelerator programs or grant programs.
  • Networking and community-building events.

These resources are open to the community at large and help connect innovators and entrepreneurs with others who are passionate about innovation and development. There’s someone and something for everyone.

Sparq™ Coworking Space and Membership

Find Your Space. Find Your People. Find Your Success.

In addition to public resources, Sparq™ offers flexible membership options to accommodate businesses of all shapes and sizes. Work, event and conference spaces are on the second floor of the redeveloped Bailey Power Plant, alongside other influential Innovation Quarter partners. From monthly to 24/7 access, choose the coworking access that works best for your business needs. Memberships include:

  • Office hours with attorneys, accountants and marketing professionals to help navigate business challenges.
  • Pitch practice with local and national venture capital companies and individuals.
  • Connections to business and scientific mentors.
  • Connections with accelerator programs or grant programs.
  • Networking and community-building events.
  • Coworking space (with designated mailboxes, use of Sparq conference rooms, Apple TV + Zoom)
  • Private offices/suites
  • Shared kitchen space
  • Coffee bar (serving coffee, espresso and beer)
  • Access to Founded Communities workspaces in Raleigh, Wilmington, Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro and Yanceyville
  • Access to a network of 1,100+ individuals from 400 companies throughout North Carolina
  • Member-only events (like monthly Community Happy Hour and Community Lunch)
  • Discounts for event space, local shops and professional benefits
  • Sparq™ Community App for easily facilitating connections and resource access

Innovation Quarter Amenities

115+ restaurants within a mile

Exclusive events for tenants

Parking for tenants and visitors

24-hour security

Michael Suggs is President of the Goler Community Development Center in Winston-Salem's Innovation Quarter.

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