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.  […]

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 […]

FROM BITS TO BITES

Chris Ward went from working in information technology to running a company that’s carved out a niche in the breakfast food market. Watch this StoryNow video as Chris (CSL- Class of 2018-19) shares his palate-pleasing entrepreneurial journey: https://citystartuplabs.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/03/City-Startup-Labs-__-Chris-Story-1.mp4

POWER WHEN YOU NEED IT

We’ve all been there; our phone is close to running out of power and not an outlet in sight and you don’t have your charger — what to do? Desmond Wiggan (CSL – Class of 2018-19) has just the answer – BatteryXchange. Watch this StoryNow video as Desmond shares his route to getting us powered up:   […]

REGISTRIES REVISITED

Aaron Galloway had a lightbulb moment when thinking about whether he and his fiancée wanted to get three blenders as gifts for their wedding — maybe there could be a more meaningful and enduring way to give during special occasions.  Thus InfiniGift was born. Watch this StoryNow video as Aaron (CSL- Class of 2016) gives his take on entrepreneurship: https://citystartuplabs.com//wp-content/uploads/2020/03/City-Startup-Labs-Aarons-Story-1.mp4

CITY STARTUP LABS PROGRAM EVALUATION OF “WHAT WORKS” – CLASS OF 2017

The following is an EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the City Startup Labs Program Evaluation of “What Works” for the Class of 2017 (from Sept 2017 to March 2018). The entire assessment was prepared by Madison Multicultural Educational Solutions, LLC (led by Jordan Starck – CSL Class of 2014). The purpose of this study is to determine whether the approach/method […]

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 the Charlotte community, and ultimately the country. His organization, City Startup Labs, launched in early 2014 and has since graduated nearly 50 young entrepreneurs. Six months of training culminates in a formal pitch competition attended by early-stage seed investors, […]