About Winston Starts

We are a non-profit, admission based accelerator dedicated to helping startups scale up. We don’t ask for equity. Our runway is long, our resources are plentiful and the cost is low. We carefully select companies and laser-focus on their success.
What Drives Us


To drive the future economic impact of Winston-Salem, the Triad, and North Carolina by:

  • Providing intensive, inspiring, and duration appropriate support for startup businesses
  • Collaborating and partnering with other startup enterprises
  • Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation
What we Stand For

We Believe...


Your work environment should motivate and inspire you.


You deserve coaching from generous, committed, experienced guides that get results.


A dynamic curriculum will build your confidence.


Years in business don’t matter. Scaling your start-up into a sustainable, successful enterprise is what matters.


To have long term success you need partners who are committed to the long term.


Given our deep network, we’ll always be able to find an answer.


Start-ups come first.


Exposure to variety stimulates creativity.

Think you've got what it takes? Apply now to be considered for our next cohort.