Four entrepreneurial businesses have been selected to participate in the NorthState Tech Lab at HQ Greensboro this fall. Sponsored by NorthState in partnership with HQ Greensboro, the ten-week program is provided at no cost to participants to foster entrepreneurial growth among local emerging technology companies. The Tech Lab began on September 10 and will continue until November 19.

The four entrepreneurial business in the inauguration class of the NorthState Tech Lab include:

Mediation Solutions Group, LLC works with corporations and entrepreneurs to sustain retention and bottom-line profitability and productivity strategies with a signature training package that is delivered in person or webinar format covering productivity, workplace conflict management, employee morale and business consultation. Find more at

WellStar360 partners with organizations to improve the lives of members. Their wellness platform provides evidence-based health and wellness articles, courses, and access to experts. Members earn points and badges by completing courses and assigned activities. WellStar360 is powered by a team of dedicated Wellness Agents who provide personal one-on-one help for members. Find more at

9th Floor Solutions LLC is an efficiency solutions company focused on lean business processes that increase revenue for human resources, technology and business operations. Find more at

Onyx Ocean Technologies is a software development company that specializes in custom software, mobile applications and website design. They also offer training in coding for kids between the ages of 8 and 14. Find more at

The Tech Lab program was developed in collaboration with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Launch Greensboro. Tech Lab includes dedicated 24/7 work space and full membership benefits at HQ Greensboro, educational workshops and coaching to better prepare the start-ups to successfully grow and scale their ventures. There is no cost to participants.

“The Tech Lab program is a great way for technology entrepreneurs in our area to develop the business skills needed to be successful for the long-term,” NorthState President and Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said. “Our first session was very successful and the participants learned valuable information to help them grow and expand their businesses.”

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About NorthState
North State (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high-touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit

About HQ Greensboro
HQ Greensboro is a shared workspace in downtown Greensboro designed to empower, foster, and cultivate businesses that produce long-term job growth and positive social impact. We address two challenges that entrepreneurs face: building a trusted support community and gaining access to flexible, affordable office space. Through their partnership, HQ Raleigh, and HQ Greensboro support a strong regional community of entrepreneurs, teaming up on programming, events, and reciprocal membership privileges. For more information visit