REEP 2022/23

The latest cohort of City Startup Labs’ ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) just recently completed two legs of their entrepreneurial journey, which started back in late August 2022. REEP implemented the post-pilot model of LEARN/EARN/BUILD in 2021 and the final leg (BUILD) is where they begin to apply what they learned over the past nine months.  […]

Pushing Through Loss: Tiffany White shares her story | REEP

REEP participant Tiffany White speaks about her experience of losing her son to gun violence and the impact it had on her life, including a run-in with the law. She shares how she found redemption through the program, which helped her develop emotional intelligence and start a job as a digital navigator. Thanks to the […]

RESTORATIVE PATHWAYS AT ATRIUM HEALTH – CAREER LADDERS

This week in Atrium Health Proud, Kaleiba Bouler describes her experience and success in the Restorative Pathways program at Atrium Health.   The following is an excerpt from the Monday, August 29, 2022, Atrium Proud Newsletter, showcasing two Restorative Pathways participants, now AH teammates, Kabeila Bouler and George White.   Why I am Proud…   I honestly […]

Father of Five Says REEP Changed His Life 

PRIDE Magazine, January 2022 (Pg. 42) By Sherita Pryer   The REEP program exposes participants to business basics and a business-modeling process; helps them develop critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills; and helps them develop and launch a skilled-trade based business within designated Opportunity Zones.   City Startup Labs (CSL), a nonprofit organization in Charlotte that […]

FALL NEWSLETTER ~ RUSTLING THE LEAVES

This has been a most extraordinary year, without a doubt the most significant in our existence. City Startup Labs came out of the 2020 on a positive note, having been able to service a select group of participants through our ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) and then acquire the assets of Black Tech Interactive/Black Tech Charlotte earlier this […]

REEP NEWS – SPRING

City Startup Labs’ ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP), with the support of an NC Idea BEC Ecosystem grant, has been able to move ahead with the planned launch of the training of a new cohort of returning citizens and justice-impacted individuals. The training, slated to begin May 17th, will be based on a new model informed […]

BLACKTECH INTERACTIVE/BLACKTECHCLT – SPRING NEWS

City Startup Labs (CSL) made a recent acquisition of the assets of BlackTech Interactive/ BlackTechCLT, a firm started in 2016 in Charlotte by Sherrell Dorsey, Enovia Bedford and Freda Hendley (read announcement).   BlackTech Interactive was focused on developing and fostering Black tech talent. Since that time, it established the BlackTech CLT brand and played […]

CITY STARTUP LABS ACQUIRES TECH TRAINING HUB BLKTECHCLT

[March 16, 2021] Charlotte, North Carolina— City Startup Labs (CSL), hybrid accelerator and incubator, today has announced that it has acquired BLKTECHCLT, an inclusive tech and startup community and consulting firm.     “I was excited to hear from Sherrell about this opportunity to acquire BlkTechInteractive and the BLKTECHCLT brand,” said Henry Rock, founder and CEO of City Startup Labs […]

BRENT JENKINS

Brent Jenkins is one of the members of the City Startup Labs/ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) digital navigators team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9cmIIvt4o%5B/embedyt%5D

Veronica Richardson

Veronica Richardson is one of the members of the City Startup Labs/ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) digital navigators team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSeDdYg0Sg%5B/embedyt%5D