NorthState and HQ Greensboro have partnered to create the NorthState Tech Lab – a 10-week program that fosters entrepreneurial growth for emerging local technology companies. The lab will include five entrepreneurial companies, and will take place in Spring 2018 and Fall 2018. There is no cost to participants.

Participants will actively develop their business and achieve key milestones using skills from the hands-on workshops and insights from coaches and business experts. They will also receive dedicated work space and full membership benefits at HQ Greensboro, educational workshops and coaching to better equip the start-up with business skills to grow beyond the growth phase.


  • Tuesday, July 17, 5:15-6:30pm – NorthState Tech Lab Info Session & Kickoff Party at HQ Greensboro. Alumni from the first Tech Lab cohort, NorthState executives and the Tech Lab Team, will be on hand throughout the reception. REGISTER HERE.
  • Tuesday, July 24, 12:00-1:00pm – Scaling Your Business with Social Media, workshop led by Jeff San George, strategic digital marketer and founding partner of Magnetic Ideas. Lunch is provided.
  • Wednesday, August 1, 12:00-1:00pm – Funding your Company from Start-up to Scale-up, workshop led by Lou Ann Flanders-Stec, executive vice president of Launch Greensboro.
  • Wednesday, August 8, 5:00-6:30pm – NorthState Tech Lab Q&A Session, with the NorthState Tech Lab team, who will answer questions and walk through the Tech Lab application with potential applicants.


The application for the Fall NorthState Tech Lab, set to take place September 10 through November 19, 2018, will be available soon. Please check back at a later date.