City Startup Labs Hosts Successful ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program Pitch Event

City Startup Labs (CSL) recently showcased the entrepreneurial talents of justice-impacted individuals at their ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) Pitch Event. The event featured innovative business ideas developed by participants who have undergone extensive training in CSL’s comprehensive career development program. With support from Mecklenburg County, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Truist, Ally, and the Mecklenburg County ABC Board, these newly minted entrepreneurs are now ready to launch their ventures.

Read the full press release here. Learn more about CSL’s mission to redefine workforce development and entrepreneurship at

CSL Secures Key Funding from $3.6 Million Workforce Development Grant Approved by City Council

City Startup Labs Among Key Beneficiaries of $3.6 Million Workforce Development Grant Approved by City Council

We are delighted to share that City Startup Labs has been awarded a significant portion of the $3.6 million workforce development grant recently approved by the Charlotte City Council. This funding will enable us to enhance our training programs, career navigation services, and support for job seekers and entrepreneurs in the community. This initiative, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), underscores the city’s commitment to creating a robust and inclusive economy. For more details, please read the complete blog post on our website here.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. We look forward to sharing more updates and successes with you in the months to come.

With gratitude,

Henry Rock, Founder & Executive Director City Startup Labs

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