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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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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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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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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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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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17
Mar

TEDxCharlotteED ~ Creating a New Class of Entrepreneurs

(Click image to see video) "Re-imagine young black men as a new class of entrepreneurs, capable of great things - helping in our country's economic recovery."…

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09
Mar

City Startup Labs ~ Pop-up Workshop Series

City Startup Labs kicked off its Workshop Series with EntrepreneurSPEAK on February 25th at Packard Place in Charlotte, NC. The workshop addressed connecting with an audience…

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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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09
Aug

Uncovering the Entrepreneurial Mindset

  One of the cornerstones of the City Startup Labs' training program is the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) created this program…

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25
May

The New Agenda for Minority Business Development

  Marked and measurable progress has been made in minority business development since the authors first examined the topic in depth for the U.S. Department of Commerce…

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