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Remembering the Past to Shape the Future

Read how the Innovation Quarter partnered with local groups to commemorate the history around the former tobacco factories.  Winston-Salem’s history as a center of the tobacco industry from the late 1800s through the end of the 20th century is well-documented. Some of the history you…

Four Tips for Starting a Startup

Graham Treakle Shares Lessons from a Triad Startup Weekend Graham Treakle is no stranger to startups. For the past two years, he has run operations for a startup called Pass the Plate, an app that makes charitable giving easy by helping users make and track…

How Winston-Salem Made Itself Into a Top 10 Digital City

More than a few eyebrows were raised recently when Winston-Salem officially gave itself the motto of “City of Arts and Innovation.” That’s a lofty goal, after all. But, in reality, Winston-Salem has been long recognized as a leader in both the arts and innovation. For…

“Reformed” Ad Agency Moves to Plant 64

If you ask Keith Vest how to solve a problem, you’ll likely get an answer that reveals his bent toward unconventional creativity. Vest is president of The Variable, a “reformed ad agency” that will be moving its operations to Wake Forest Innovation Quarter this summer.…

Flywheel Five: A Cross-Section of Co-Working

Some use the term “unconventional,” others use the phrase “fringe element.” However they phrase it, Flywheel Co-Working clientele frequently describe themselves as working outside normal corporate structures. Regardless of how they conceive of themselves, Flywheel provides a home for a wide variety of consultants, freelancers,…

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