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You’re So Fly: Mark Shropshire

Here at Flywheel, it is our members that make our community so vibrant and worthwhile. At last month’s Community Day, we had the privilege of hearing from longtime Flywheeler Mark Shropshire on his driving values in life and how he cultivates intentional connections. Mark’s Professional Journey Mark “Shrop” Shropshire is Senior Technical Director at Mediacurrent, an open source product company, and he enjoys working at the intersection of leadership and technology. A frequent speaker at local and national conferences, he is actively involved in the open source space and has led some of...

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54 Hours to Launch: Recapping Startup Weekend 2024

On Friday, February 23rd, we welcomed 44 participants into the space for a weekend full of innovation and collaboration. Along with the team at Vision to Venture, we saw six teams take on the challenge of pushing their startup ideas through the launch stage in preparation for Sunday night’s pitch ceremony. The groups worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from ride-share services to dating apps to home-building tools. Guided by Techstars facilitator, Ilene Marcus, along with 13 mentors from our professional ecosystem, three of the six teams received recognition at the end of the weekend...

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Flywheel Foundation 2023 Impact Report

2023 was an exciting year for the Flywheel Foundation which stimulated a pipeline flow of early-stage teams and companies numbering over 300 and supported the creation, launch, and nurturing of more than 100 companies. Our overall audience reach, membership and services have grown dramatically as we refine our service offerings and expand our geographic reach. In 2023 four cities and counties reached out to Flywheel for assistance in developing coworking innovation centers to support entrepreneurship and organic economic development. In response to this demand, the Foundation has formalized...

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ConvergeSouth 2023 Is Coming to the Greater Charlotte Region

Concord, NC – August 22, 2023— ConvergeSouth 2023, a two-day Expo and Conference featuring founders, entrepreneurs, and investors coming together from across the Southeast, will be held for the first time in the Greater Charlotte Region on October 5th and 6th in downtown Concord, NC. The event is open to the public who are encouraged to attend. For registration and complete information on the conference go to www.convergesouth.com. “This is one of the largest gatherings of startups in the Southeast”, said Peter Marsh, a partner in Flywheel and a founding Director of the Flywheel Foundation....

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