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04
Apr

Charting a New Course

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 4, 2017) – Since its inception, the mission of Charlotte-based City Startup Labs (CSL) has been to provide entrepreneurial education and support essentially…

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17
Mar

Black Men on Road to Entrepreneurship

Academy Mentors Young, Black Men on Road to Entrepreneurship By WorkingNation Editorial Team | March 15, 2017 Young, Black and Gifted As more jobs are automated, globalized, or…

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10
Mar

It’s a Wrap! ~ Class of 2016 City Startup Labs’ Meet & Greet

This was the final act for the Center of Excellence Class of 2016, an opportunity to network with angel investors, lenders, supporters and key city stakeholders.…

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06
Oct

“The Negro Question”. Albert Einstein’s 1946 Statement on Racism and Civil Rights

“The Negro Question”. Albert Einstein’s 1946 Statement on Racism and Civil Rights This text was written by Albert Einstein in 1946 I am writing as one…

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19
Sep

See which startup idea took the top prize at pitch event in Charlotte

Charlotte entrepreneurs graduating from the City Startup Labs program took the stage to pitch their businesses last night. The budding entrepreneurs pitched eight business ideas to…

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05
Sep

Class of 2016 Pitch Event Photos

A selection of images from the Class of 2016 Center of Excellence Pitch Event. [cubeportfolio id="3"]

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28
Jul

The 2016 City Startup Labs’ Pitch Event

Join us at the 2016 City Startup Labs’ Pitch Event. Over the past three years CSL has been training a select group of Charlotte black male…

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11
Jul

Why this matters…

The Atlantic Monthly's Renewal Project Series Highlights City Startup Labs At a recent Renewal Series event in Charlotte, North Carolina, panelist Henry Rock challenged city leaders…

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23
Jun

Solving a social problem through entrepreneurship in Charlotte

Jun 22, 2016, 2:50pm EDT Hilary Burns Banking, Finance and Entrepreneurship Reporter Charlotte Business Journal @CBJBurns Henry Rock believes teaching young black men about entrepreneurship could help…

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04
May

City Startup Labs in Home at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

City Startup Labs Taps University Partnership in Charlotte  BY Sherrell Dorsey | APRIL 28, 2016 Henry Rock is determined to create more young black business owners in…

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27
Nov

Global Entrepreneurship Week-Curaçao

I was asked to deliver a keynote and conduct a workshop at Curaçao's first Global Entrepreneurship Week. It was hosted and organized by Fundashon Negoshi Pikina, a…

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06
Oct

City Startup Labs to establish a Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 6, 2015) - City Startup Labs (CSL) is establishing a Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurial Competency, Innovation and Leadership (CoE) at the University…

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15
Jul

Empowering Young Black Men

Viewpoint JULY 12, 2015 BY HENRY ROCK Special to the Observer Two years ago this month, Tajze Johnson (pronounced Taj) moved to Charlotte from Rochester, N.Y.…

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21
Jun

Winners at Charlotte ‘Shark Tank’- style Startup Lab Event

The Charlotte Observer | Shop Talk Blog Your Small Business Help Center for Entrepreneurs MAY 28, 2015 BY JONATHAN MCFADDEN jmcfadden@charlotteobserver.com Entrepreneurs, executives and business mentors gathered…

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28
Apr

City Startup Labs – Round2 Pitch Event 2015

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Five new ventures to be awarded from the 2015 Round of City Startup Labs on May 27th CHARLOTTE,…

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30
Jan

City Startup Labs | Kicks-off the 1st Class of 2015

City Startup Labs kicked-off 2015 with a new cohort of 17 student/entrepreneurs, in Charlotte, NC, on January 23rd. This latest session, which is our second, started…

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16
Jan

City Startup Labs is featured in Charlotte’s PRIDE Magazine

The Changing Face of Business By Zacch Estrada-Petersen / Photos by Alvin Jacobs [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="580"] Meet Henry Rock, Kyle Taylor and Patrick Taylor, three men…

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07
Jan

Endangered Species: Young U.S. Entrepreneurs

New Data Underscore Financial Challenges and Low Tolerance for Risk Among Young Americans Wall Street Journal By Ruth Simon & Caelainn Barr Jan. 2, 2015 7:48 p.m. ET…

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