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Applications are due by Friday, September 6, 2019

Greensboro, NC (August 13, 2019)—NorthState and HQ Greensboro announced today that applications are now available for the NorthState Tech Lab, set to take place this September 30, 2019 through November 11, 2019. Ten local startup companies will be selected to participate in the 6-week program. Applications are due September 6, 2019.

NorthState and HQ Greensboro launched the NorthState Tech Lab program in 2018 to foster entrepreneurial growth for emerging local technology companies. NorthState and HQ are particularly interested in applicants who are changemakers—those who are positioned to make an even greater impact in the community as social entrepreneurs.

“HQ Greensboro believes in driving forward with purpose and leaving the world better than the way we found it. We are excited about the direction the NorthState Tech Lab is taking with the focus on social entrepreneurism,” HQ Greensboro Executive Direction Kaitlin Conover said.

Entrepreneurs who apply and are accepted to the program attend an six-week Tech Lab training program at no cost and receive the business skills they need—including business and financial modeling, marketing and how to use technology to scale—and are also embedded in a network of like-minded people who offer support and vital business connections. Tech Lab participants receive access to a dedicated workspace and full membership benefits at HQ Greensboro.

“The Tech Lab program is a great way for technology entrepreneurs in our area to develop the business skills and relationships needed to be successful for the long-term,” NorthState President and Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said. “The program so far has been very successful, and we’re really excited to see this next group of Tech Lab cohorts.”

Applications for the fall NorthState Tech Lab are now available at


About NorthState
North State 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