startups

2ULaundry opening a brick-and-mortar laundromat with Electrolux in an old McDonald’s space

In just 3 years, Charlotte-based startup 2ULaundry has raised $2.9 million in capital, grown to a customer base of 1,700 customers and 75,000 pounds of laundry...

On-demand dog walking startup The Waggle Company rebrands as Skipper and will expand to Austin

The Waggle Company, a Charlotte-based on-demand dog walking startup, will change its name to Skipper today ahead of plans to expand to a second city —...

Charlotte-based POLICY Handbags, created for female NFL fans, finds its footing as an everyday accessory

Jen Ugland, owner and designer of POLICY Handbags, is the ultimate Charlotte boss babe. When she launched her NFL regulation-friendly, cruelty-free line of...

What Charlotte startup companies actually do

Some businesses are easier to understand than others. Restaurants and breweries are straightforward. They make food and drink, and sell it. Today’s...

How these 5 women founded startups taking Charlotte by storm

We sat down with five of Charlotte’s female founders to talk about collaboration, women helping women, and what’s on the horizon for Charlotte’s startup...

The Waggle Company raises $750,000 in seed round led by Charlotte Angel Fund

Charlotte dog-walking startup The Waggle Company has had a big six months. They were named StartCharlotte’s startup of the year, then selected from more than...

Charlotte could soon be on the national map for blockchain tech

Charlotte’s future lies in financial technology, building on our decades of experience as a banking center. And nothing is more exciting in the world of...

Three Charlotte companies heading to Austin for Techstars in huge win for city’s startup scene

Three Charlotte startups — all of them run by women — are among just 10 companies selected for the prestigious Techstars accelerator in Austin this...

Charlotte software startup rides craft beer wave to 1,100+ customers for their brewery manager

As craft beer has boomed across Charlotte, so has business for a software company Uptown. Ekos Brewmaster was founded three years ago after conversations...

Cloosiv locks in 20 Charlotte restaurants and retailers for mobile ordering app

Charlotte startup Cloosiv is gaining traction on its mobile ordering service. The company provides a Starbucks-style ordering and payment service via...

The 47 most powerful startups in Charlotte

Charlotte’s startup scene may be early in its development, but it’s already produced some powerful companies. Perhaps unsurprisingly,...

New Charlotte startup accelerator looking to invest $50,000 in potential hit products

A new investment group is taking applications from product-based startups for an accelerator program to begin in December. Called Start100, the program is...