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“So, Solarté has recently signed a contract with Monkey’s, and so we are a part of their 26 locations starting with the Virginia Beach location. We're very excited about that. Um, as well as the One Left partnership, um, in New York City, and I'm working with their CEO right now to build out our partnership. And then we have got 12 safe houses that we've been working with, said that's pretty strong. Solartéstrong.”

-Angela Jenkins


"The Feeling Friends is conducting educational research in Vance County, are in conversations about the development of The Feeling Friends television show with UNC-TV Public Media and has landed The District of Columbia Public Schools as a client."

-Karen Cuthrell


“Well, I think the most exciting thing for me this quarter is the new entry of infusion points, our new business unit in Winston Starts. This will be the third startup company that I've worked for at Winston Starts. It's exciting to bring more entrepreneurs and more startups into Winston Starts to help it grow and so we can all be successful together.”

-Martha Benbow


Triad Business Journal:

Skin care, kombucha and a food app: Meet the 12 startups in Winston Starts' first cohort

Winston Starts, which is prepping to open in the former GMAC building in Winston-Salem next month, has selected 12 companies to be the first cohort in its accelerator program...”

Winston Starts debuts incubator space for budding entrepreneurs

One by one, more than a dozen entrepreneurs took turns introducing themselves to an audience of more than 50 onlookers Tuesday inside the new Winston Starts startup incubator space in downtown Winston-Salem…

Here’s what to expect as Winston Starts preps to open in the GMAC building

Winston Starts’ space in the old GMAC building is still under construction, but the role the accelerator will have in the Triad’s startup community is emerging…

Steve Lineberger shares vision for Winston Starts program

Winston Starts, which will begin accepting applications this summer, expects to admit 10 to 20 companies into the program within the next year…

Incubators, accelerators offer Triad startups two scarce resources – money and time

Business leaders in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point have made more of a concerted effort to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Triad…

Winston-Salem Journal:

Winston Starts set to turn switch on startup space in former GMAC building

A breath of fresh entrepreneurial air is about a month away from flowing into what had been downtown Winston-Salem’s largest real estate white elephant — the former GMAC Insurance tower...

Winston Starts names veteran executive Lineberger to oversee GMAC building redevelopment

A veteran Winston-Salem corporate executive, Steve Lineberger, has been hired as president of Winston Starts, a nonprofit group that aims to accelerate the growth of start-up businesses…

Don Flow's goal for former GMAC building? Attract and retain college grads with startup business center in downtown Winston-Salem

Don Flow, the man with an automotive network bearing his name, outlined a plan to turn the former GMAC building into a center of entrepreneurial growth, one that will steer the city’s effort to attract and retain college-educated young people to the area…

Winston-Salem Chamber:

Tech Startup Grows in Winston-Salem

Carl Turner’s new app, Neighborz, is being described as “Tinder for restaurants…


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