Innovation-Driven Startup Accelerator Program

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

Municipal Service Districts 1-5 Services

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 23, Chapter 160A of the North Carolina General Statutes, the City has defined and established five (5) Municipal Service Districts (“MSD”). These partnerships extend the City’s capacity to address strategic priorities and concerns of the community, including but not limited to:

  • Partnerships due to special legislation (such as tax allocations);
  • Partnerships that support the City Council’s five strategic Focus Areas for the City (Community Safety, Economic Development & Global Competitiveness, Environment, Housing & Neighborhood Development, and Transportation & Planning); and
  • Partnerships that contribute to community enrichment.

The City is seeking a Agency(ies) to provide Municipal Service District Services for each of the existing 5 MSDs. Companies may choose to propose for services on MSD 1-4 and/or MSD 5.