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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 | January 2015 [caption id="attachment_3870" align="alignnone" width="500"] Meet Henry Rock, Kyle Taylor and Patrick Taylor, three men who…

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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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07
Jan

Some Advice on How to Jump Start Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

Wall Street Journal November 7, 2014, 4:14 PM ET A few weeks ago I wrote about a surprising paradox I’d just learned about at a conference: Entrepreneurship has never been easier, but…

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04
Sep

SBA Awards City Startup Labs Grant

News Release PRESS OFFICE Release Date:  August 1, 2014 SBA Spurs Economic Growth, Announces 50 Awards to Accelerators WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration…

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17
Jul

Clinton Global Initiative America 2014

From June 23-25, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative America 2014 in Denver, CO. To my knowledge, Charles Thomas, Executive Director…

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19
Jun

The Urban League of the Central Carolinas ~ Keeping You in the Know

When Henry Rock, new business specialist and market executive, was first referred to me by the National Urban League to help launch an Entrepreneur’s Academy for…

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22
May

Something Special Happened in Charlotte Last Week

May 19, 2014 by Marilyn Carpenter, Director of Venture Development | UNC Charlotte Ventureprise “Re-imagine young black men as a new class of entrepreneurs, capable of…

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15
May

Building Opportunities for Young Adults

The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and Forum for Community Solutions held a roundtable discussion to explore the challenges of young adults in the labor market.…

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11
Apr

WTVI’s Carolina Impact Profiles CSL

Watch this segment from WTVI-PBS Carolina Impact about the CSL Entrepreneurs Academy

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23
Jan

City Startup Labs’ Kick-off

[caption id="attachment_846" align="alignleft" width="270"] Claudette Faison and Gary Thompson, of Youth-at-Risk, leading the Cultivation Module.[/caption] On Friday, January 17th, the City Startup Labs pilot kicked-off the…

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18
Dec

Entrepreneur School Opens for Business in Charlotte

December 13, 2013 By Caroline McMillan Portillo Though City Startup Labs is a nonprofit, developing it was an entrepreneurial endeavor. Here are some of founder Henry…

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18
Dec

Q&A with Henry Rock

December 13, 2013 By By Glenn Burkins Henry Rock, founder and director of City Startup Labs, say more young black males should be groomed to launch…

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20
Sep

Rockefeller Grant to CSL

“The Rockefeller Foundation is happy to support organizations like City Startup Labs that seek to spur entrepreneurship in communities of color, which are so often under-represented…

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24
May

Is entrepreneurship the answer to black unemployment?

Henry Rock, founder and director of City Startup Labs, say more young black males should be groomed to launch and run their own businesses. Click the…

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08
Apr

Kauffman Supports CSL

The City Startup Labs' Entrepreneurs Academy is using training programs provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for its core curricula. These include: The Icehouse Entrepreneurship…

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09
Mar

Pilot to Launch – CSL Entrepreneurs Academy

The City Startup Labs mission is to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and innovation within inner-city America. We’re kicking this effort off with a pilot Entrepreneurs Academy in…

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13
Jan

Hope for US Economy: Young Black Men as Entrepreneurs

The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com Lawrence Carpenter knew he always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but he was in the wrong business – the business of…

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