NORTHSTATE TECH LAB

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Across the nation and here in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, entrepreneurs are driving future economic success and community vitality. They bring innovative ideas to the marketplace, provide new solutions to problems, and create new jobs that attract and retain talent. They infuse our region with their creative approach, passion and ideas.

That’s why, in 2018, NorthState and HQ Greensboro joined forces to create the NorthState Tech Lab—a six-week, no cost boot camp with a two-month resident membership at HQ Greensboro.

MEET THE FALL 2019 COHORT

The Fall 2019 cohort is comprised of social entrepreneurs—companies who combine their entrepreneurial passion with a social mission to make an even greater impact in the community. These social impact entrepreneurs intentionally built businesses to provide new or better solutions that address a wide range of issues facing society.

The nine entrepreneurial businesses participating in the program include:

Agnosia Media, LLC bridges the gap between education and business with experiential education and is developing micro-credentials that better translate skills and knowledge acquired into employer recognized assets. Their next phase will develop experiences to leverage and scale access to valuable training. agnosiamedia.com 

Breakthrough Education will provide information, training and coaching resources to parents, students, and key stakeholders to help break down the barriers between high school and higher education or other post-secondary programs, addressing a lack of pre-college programs in Guilford County. 

Butler’s Pantry is a modern, socially conscious take on the typical convenience store.   We curate a selection of products from local farmers/vendors and sell them in a one-stop-shop retail environment that benefits both vendor and customer.  Butler’s Pantry will be an oasis in Rockingham County’s rural food desert by delivering healthy, local, sustainably grown food, alongside convenience store staples. butlerspantrync.com 

Dignity Housing addresses our area’s lack of affordable housing for referred and sponsored applicants from the Housing Coalition, Housing Authority, Continuum of Care, and other local nonprofits by purchasing and repurposing homes and by leveraging other available housing stock.

Broom IT is a patented, environmentally sustainable dry floor duster or wet scrubbing tool for a wide variety of surfaces in the home including floors, tubs, tile, and grout.  Its reusability and adaptability provide an economic and environmentally sound alternative and its ease of use makes it particularly helpful for individuals with physical disabilities and the elderly. getbroomit.com 

InspireInYou offers anonymous mental health care to students in K-college via an on-demand audio streaming platform that gathers information from users and then creates customized playlists of culturally specific content. Students are served outside the normal hours of staff accessibility and at a greatly reduced cost. inspireinyou.com 

Rise and Flow uses simple tools of yoga, breathing, and community to reach populations new to yoga, and health and wellness. The company is developing Mindfulness Mobile Centers and a Traumatic Brain Injury program and its We Rise + We Flow initiative for college students focuses on personal growth, balance, and community service. riseandflowllc.com

Tech Culture, LLC works hand in hand with organizations and schools to close the digital, economic, racial and gender divide in STEM careers and education to create a pathway to prosperity for all youth through a series of K-12 level STEM-focused workshops and summer camps.

MEET THE GRADUATES OF THE NORTHSTATE TECH LAB

ONYX OCEAN TECHNOLOGIES
A software development company that specializes in custom software, mobile applications and website design.

HOWGORITHM
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CAUSE ROAST
A premium, direct-trade coffee company that uses 15% of its earnings to provide clean water in parts of the world where the need is the greatest.

MEDICAL FRATERNITY
An extensive case-based online study platform created by top physician educators from around the globe to assist you in your Hem-Onc fellowship training journey.

PENDRAGON 3D
Pendragon 3D specializes in providing 3D scanning, 3D printing and laser engraving services. 

MEDIATION SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC
This company works with corporations and entrepreneurs to sustain retention and bottom-line profitability and productivity strategies with a signature training package.

WELLSTAR 360
Partners with organizations to improve the lives of members

9TH FLOOR SOLUTIONS LLC
An efficiency solutions company focused on lean business processes that increase revenue for human resources, technology and business operations.

NORTHSTATE TECH LAB 2018