Coming Up in the Piedmont Triad

24 Sep

International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, Greensboro, NC, US, 27401

September 24, 2018 To September 24, 2018

6:00 pm To 8:30 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the International Civil Rights Center & Museum’s launching campaign to help spread the word about a nation competition.Continue reading >

25 Sep

Biotech Place, 575 Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27101

September 25, 2018 To September 25, 2018

6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Come check out the 2018 Creative Startups Accelerator Cohort as they pitch their companies for the very first time!  These startups are on the front lines of the Creative Economy and are sure to be going places fast!  Be a part of something special and join us on September 25th…Continue reading >

26 Sep

Flywheel Coworking, 450 Design Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27101

September 26, 2018 To September 26, 2018

12:30 pm To 1:30 pm

You might be surprised to learn that, when surveyed, a large number of entrepreneurs list marketing, rather than funding, as their number one need.Marketing is the process of introducing your target demographic to your product. It sounds so simple, but success requires starting with a sound strategy.Continue reading >

26 Sep

Print Works Bistro, 702 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408, Greensboro, NC, US, 27408

September 26, 2018 To September 26, 2018

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Unwind with friends at Print Works Bistro every Wednesday night with our Chef’s Mussels for $15, five wines from $10 to $15 a bottle and live acoustic music from 7–10 PM by Evan Olson and Jessica Mashburn of AM rOdeO. Fantastic covers and original live music.Continue reading >

26 Sep

HQ Greensboro, 111 West Lewis Street, Greensboro, NC 27406, Greensboro, NC, US, 27406

September 26, 2018 To September 26, 2018

12:00 pm To 1:00 pm

Storytelling for Business: How to genuinely connect with your audience and why that matters Entrepreneurs like you are innovative and tenacious – two qualities that can lead to great success. But with approximately 27 million entrepreneurs worldwide –– and that’s just Americans –– the competition is fierce.Continue reading >

Every region has those wonderful individuals and organizations that are true gifts to the community — and the Piedmont Triad has an abundance of them! Among our community treasures is the nonprofit Center for Creative Economy and its amazing team of volunteers, mentors, advisors, board members, and staff – including founding Executive Director, Margaret Collins. The Center for Creative Economy is dedicated to supporting and building the creative capital of our communities and one way they are doing this is by offering Creative Startups, a global startup accelerator designed by and for creative entrepreneurs. EarlyGroove is incredibly grateful to be one of 10 amazing companies in the Creative Startups 2018 cohort and is excited to be pitching at Demo Night on September 25, 2018 from 5:30-8:00pm! JOIN US!

EarlyGroove was born from a desire to shine a light on the good that is happening in the Piedmont Triad and around the world. Conceived in the hub of the Piedmont Triad’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, we’ve had the immense privilege to be part of a community of innovative, purpose-driven, heartful people using their passion, ideas, and talent to make the world a better place.  
Local startup, Cams Coffee Creations, is one of these heart-filled endeavors.  Owner Camden Myers, better known as Cam, may still be in elementary school, but he and his parents know that you’re never too young to make a difference in the world.  Cam had a dream of creating a coffee company that hired and trained people with special needs, like him, and now that dream is realized as they grow an inspiring, mission-driving coffee business. Learn more about amazing Cam and, if you enjoy coffee like we do, check out their online store!  We just ordered some Cam’s Special Brew — because you know, startups NEED coffee!

Being committed to social entrepreneurship, we seek out exemplars and mission-driven leaders to fuel our learning and curiosity including, Warby Parker Co-founder and CEO, Dave Gilboa.  Warby Parker disrupted the eyewear industry in 2010 and built a socially-conscious global brand whose latest round of funding earlier this year values the company at $1.75 billion. A key part of Warby Parker’s social mission is to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need and to-date over 4 million pairs of glasses have been distributed through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program.
Dave’s quote about why people want to work for his company is consistent with current trends – check out this Forbes article about the impact of corporate social responsibility for an ever-growing millennial workforce. To learn more about Dave Gilboa and his entrepreneurial journey with Warby Parker, check out his interview on another one of our favorite podcasts, Good Life Project, with Jonathan Fields.