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SHAPE Charlotte Wants to Give Young Entrepreneurs $15K

When I look at the makeup of the team and advisors for Charlotte Shapers, part of the Global Shapers network and the organization behind the SHAPE Charlotte Business Model Competition, I see a lot of banking, government, and non-profit credentials. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this. Much like Raleigh was, well, picked on over and over again for trying to build a startup community around its foundation of corporate suits and public sector roots, Charlotte has to bring what it has to the table and build something different. It’s not going to look like Silicon Valley, or New...

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Triangle Startup Factory Picks Six Startups for Fall Session

Chris Heivly and I hadn’t chatted for more than two minutes since the TSF demo day back in June (which happened to be one of the first articles we ever ran). This is pretty much my fault. So after getting word about the new round of company selections, I gave him a ring and asked him how he was doing. “I’m excited. It’s day one. It’s like sending your kid to school on the first day.” The thing he’s most excited about is the diversity of the six companies selected, how different they are from one another and how...

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