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2023 Investor Forum

Join us March 23, 2023 to hear our early and growth stage companies pitch to investors from across the Southeast.

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Winston Starts 2023 Investor Forum

Join us March 23, 2023 to hear our early and growth stage companies pitch to investors from across the Southeast.
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Funding Workshop

Representatives from the NC Department of Commerce and NC IDEA will be on hand to talk about their grants and awards programs and answer any questions about the application and funding process.
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Collaborating with Software Developers

How can developers and non-technical founders collaborate to build a product? You have a list of features you want to build, but working with developers to turn those ideas into working software can...
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SPARK Speaker: Chris Heivly on May 26

Join us Thursday, May 26 at 11:30am at Winston Starts to hear Chris Heivly, a serial entrepreneur, share his startup journey, as well as five simple lessons you learned as a five-year old. Chris will...
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