Why Charlotte, North Carolina?
City population: 750k, Metro population: 1.7m
Approximate distance driven on trip:
Google Maps: Charlotte
First Glance Start Up Scene
Mostly consulting firms focused on providing services to large companies in the area
Some product firms again focused on products for the B2B market
Interesting Start Ups/Small Businesses
. Site runs on Python / Django.
. Also hosts the RevTech Labs incubator companies.
. Created by Flaviu Simihaian.
. US office.
. Technology consulting firm.
List of VCs in and near Charlotte, NC
Top of the List NC VCs
. Article on VC firms in NC. Damn paywall.
Direct Response Concepts
Amelie's French Bakery
. Two locations in Charlotte, but the one at 2424 N Davidson St. is the one to go to. Open 24/7.
Smelly Cat Coffeehouse
Cluck n Cup
. Chicken pot pies and coffee. Interesting combination. Recommended by my friend Alex McClain.
The Coffee Shop Economy
. Relevant article.
Start Up Ecosystem
. Thursday, March 14 there will be a meetup for "Green Hacking" - renewable energy. Also it's open build night (Contact Mark at
or inventor42 on the irc with any questions).
Another article on Hackerspace
Queen City Forward
. Meetups around entrepreneurship.
. Start up incubator.
Start Me Up
article in Charlotte Magazine.
Starting a Business Resources
Building a Startup Ecosystem
Python & Django
Charlotte Clojure Users Group
Charlotte Geek School
Skookum Digital Works Free Friday Tech Talks
. Need to check schedule to see if it overlaps.
Official city site
Wikipedia: Charlotte city center
Bechtler Museum of Art
Crunchbase Search Within 35 Miles of Charlotte, NC
Quora - Charlotte, NC Startups?
The Atlantic on the South's "Silicon Valley"
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