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What’s Next for ACCESS?

A letter update from ACCESS Center for Equity + Success cofounder, Wilson Lester Dear Triad/Winston-Salem Business & Entrepreneurial Community, We are excited to share with you an update on the ACCESS Center for Equity and Success. As you know, ACCESS launched in 2018 with the…

Our Role in Winston-Salem’s Startup Ecosystem

If a startup ecosystem can’t thrive in a vacuum, then a startup certainly can’t either. It’s proven that the innovation process benefits from relationships—both within and across industries—and innovation districts provide the environment for building that essential network. The Innovation Quarter is just one facet…

The Startup Ecosystem of Winston-Salem

What is a Startup Ecosystem? Startup ecosystems, like startups, come in all shapes and sizes. They all have a different look and feel, yet share common characteristics: They form through a convergence of organizations and individuals looking to innovate and find unique solutions to complex…

Wildlife in the City: Biodiversity in the Innovation Quarter

When you think of urban landscape, wildlife isn't necessarily at the top of your mind. But that doesn't mean it's not there, lurking under the rocks and among the flowers, trees, and buildings of our inclusive concrete jungle. While the Innovation Quarter has redeveloped and…

How Anchor Institutions Help Develop Highly Innovative Areas

Anchor institutions are named with intention—these prominent research universities, medical centers and cultural institutions are rooted in their cities and have the economic means to support themselves and often other aspects of their communities. Many successful innovation districts lean into anchor institutions for ongoing collaboration…

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