Economic Development / General Services

Innovation-Driven Startup Accelerator Program


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Posting Number 2023-Q1(Jan-Mar)--12939

Anticipated Posting Date 2023-01-02

Commodity Code(s): 91820, 96128

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Scope of Work

The selected partner will design and implement an accelerator program with multiple cohorts each year during the two-year period. The accelerator will assist entrepreneurs through modalities such as coaching, mentor meetings, networking events, pitch practice, and others to support them through funding or other significant milestones. The scope of the project includes but is not limited to:

  • Designing and launching a program of acceleration and/or pre-acceleration for startups
  • Build key community partnerships to ensure buy-in and collaboration with the ecosystem
  • Achieve engagement with underserved founder communities (ethnic minority and women)
  • Conduct outreach in the community to recruit applicants and necessary partners
  • Create connectivity between the Charlotte entrepreneurial community and capital sources
  • Build measurements and metrics to show impact and success of the program over time
  • Assist in messaging to build support for the program after the two-year project period

Prepare program participants for fundraising and achieving milestones post-graduation


Last Updated: 01/09/24
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Robert Iannucci

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