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This guy is making beautiful, custom furniture in Plaza Midwood and it only costs $495 – $1,295

Plaza Midwood furniture entrepreneur Frank Elcess creates custom furniture that reminds me of Restoration Hardware – but without the Restoration Hardware...

What I learned from losing at Charlotte Venture Challenge was worth more than their $50,000

I’m not one of those believers that “you learn from failing” — I think failing just means you stink. But, UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte...

This sneaky big Charlotte startup sold $1 million of protein powder last year

Unable to find a clean, effective protein supplement that met his needs, Jude Colangelo set out to create his own. It had to be high in protein, low in...

Now that people are shopping coworking spots, here’s what to expect

Coworking is no longer a foreign term only used in hipster cities like San Francisco, Austin and New York. It’s now here in Charlotte. The rise in...

Meet 4 new Charlotte startups: 2U Laundry, RepRevive, UCXchange & Regage

Eric Spengler is an attorney at Spengler & Agans PLLC, a law firm that works with local startups and small businesses (and, full disclosure, they are proud...

The 4 most important lessons I learned at Startup Grind

On Wednesday night, I drove an hour in stop-and-go traffic to attend the Red Ventures-hosted Startup Grind with no idea of what to expect. Working at...

The 4 startups you missed at December’s standing-room-only PitchBreakfast

Note: Eric Spengler is an attorney at Spengler & Agans PLLC, a law firm that works with local startups and small businesses (and, full disclosure, they are...

They’re Deux-ing it in college campus decor

What does it take to succeed in starting a Charlotte-based decor business without any experience? Vision, extraordinary work ethic, and style. These two local...

Meet the guys behind 2U Laundry, your new favorite service

Does anybody actually enjoy doing laundry? Be honest. If you do, I’m going to assume you’re kind of weird or that you’re just incredibly...

Meet Starling, the world’s first word-tracking wearable created to boost your baby’s IQ

Parents, how confident are you in your ability to direct 5 minutes of undivided attention to your child? If you’ve got a smartphone within reach,...

The 25 most important people in Charlotte’s startup community

(Note: this list was put together in collaboration with Abby Clark. I also consulted with many entrepreneurs, investors and startup community leaders.) Here...

What will happen this month when a Charlottean gets to meet the pope and the president?

That question is not a joke, and neither is the fact that the Charlottean is a human trafficking survivor – Antonia “Neet” Childs. Neet has been...