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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Charlotte Global Shapers look to shape Charlotte for a second time

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 10:16 AM

The World Economic Forum's Global Shapers of Charlotte's second annual event, SHAPE Charlotte, is coming up and promises to be a doozy for the startup scene. Last year, this event was fun, well-attended, well-sponsored, and well put together - this year ought to be the same. It's important that events like this exist because they gives those looking to build a startup an opportunity to be paired with mentors, something that can be an excruciating pain otherwise - not to mention the cash injection any startup can greatly use if the the idea is a winning one.

click image PHOTO CREDIT: DESIREE KANE
  • Photo credit: Desiree Kane


From the website:
SHAPE Charlotte is an innovative business model competition created for, and by, the next generation of leaders. SHAPE Charlotte will foster an entrepreneurial spirit among those 35 years of age or younger by empowering participants to act as agents of change through innovation and ultimately job creation.

Competitors will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate the viability, innovation, and impact of their business concept.

I can't wait to see the pitches and ideas Charlotte's upcoming entrepreneurs have up their sleeves this year. One of my personal favorites of SHAPE Charlotte 2012, Detailed Block, is an example of the cool things to expect:



Here are the final details about this year's event:

Tuesday, Nov. 12
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Bank of America Auditorium at One Bank of America Center Building
150 N College St.

See you there!

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