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Everything Your Startup Needs to Scale, Right Here

Winston Starts helps entrepreneurs successfully scale their businesses to new heights. We provide a development framework, valuable resources and the long runway you need to grow your business and realize your dreams.

A proven track record

By the Numbers

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Female/Minority Founders
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Two Programs. One Goal.

Founder's Journey

A founder’s journey goes through many stages. Each stage is unique and requires different approaches, expertise and resources to succeed. Whether you have an idea and need help getting started or already have a business and need support to fine tune and grow, Winston Starts has the right program and resources to help you get to the next level on your journey to the Summit.

Pre-Accelerator

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Idea
development

For entrepreneurs to turn an idea into a business.

Accelerator

Basecamp

Product
validation

Ascent

Market
validation

Summit

Market
expansion

For founders who have launched and want to grow and scale.

The tools to help you succeed

Resources for Founders

Our Community

Winston-Salem

As a city of over 360,000, Winston-Salem is known for its diversity of business and community with a strong and unwavering commitment to the arts, excellence in healthcare research and technology, and opportunities for specialized and advanced education. In recent years Winston-Salem has moved from a manufacturing-based economy (tobacco/textiles) to an information and technology-based powerhouse, especially in the areas of medicine, research and finance.

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Events

Community Events

Discover community events within the Winston-Salem Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Winston-Starts Events

Winston Starts 2024 Founder Forum

Mark your calendars for the Winston Starts Founder’s Forum on May 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30 PM! This gathering will feature a panel discussion by Don Flow, Chairman & CEO of Flow Automotive...
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Winston Starts 2024 Investor Forum

Join us March 28, 2024 to hear our early and growth stage companies pitch to investors from across the Southeast.
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Funding Workshop

Join us for an exciting in-person event at Winston Starts! This joint Funding Workshop will provide details on the following programs and we hope to see you all there. Spread the word,...
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Unleashing the Power of AI

In this session, Klaus Werner, who served as CMO at Global Industrial, CDO at HD Supply and Head of eCommerce at Lowe’s Home Improvement will share his thoughts on how AI will unleash the next wave...
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How AI Empowered Ventures Will Become the Most Promising Investment Opportunities

Join us on September 11th to hear David Gardner speak on how Artificial Intelligence...
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