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An entrepreneurial hub for the city, in the city.

Packard Place is the hub of like-minded entrepreneurs sharing skills and business opportunities in Charlotte. Serving as a community center for entrepreneurial activity in the heart of the city, it allows access to technology, education, and hands-on assistance to help business partners and start-ups design, build, market, and deliver innovation and solutions.


Upcoming events (5+)

Thinking Strategically about Business Development

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Please join us on Thursday, January 17, 2019 for lunch, useful information, and networking! On the third Thursday of each month at noon, we provide a presentation on a topic of interest to entrepreneurs and growing companies. This month, Dr. Kendrick Carroll from Creative Relief Solutions (CRS) will be providing information on “Thinking Strategically about Business Development”. There will be a short presentation followed by Q&A, discussion, and networking. Admission is free and everyone is welcome - we hope to see you there!

Free Training: Storytelling as a Super Power

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Storytelling is a critical skill whether you’re the CEO or a front line employee. Why? Because stories move people – and products. Research shows that adding stories to products and services enhances customer engagement and boosts sales. In other words, storytelling is a super power. Is it yours? We’ll discuss: · The science and data behind storytelling & customer engagement · The relationship between storytelling & ROI · Story strategies & formulas · Creating a storytelling culture at work Presenter Bio: Dr. Alexis Carreiro has 15+ years of combined experience as a professor, documentary filmmaker, and media studies scholar. At Queens University, her courses examine how power and ideology are reflected and reproduced in the stories we consume and produce. She also founded The Pitch Prof and works as a storytelling consultant and public speaking coach. The Pitch Prof Summary: At the Pitch Prof, I help my clients communicate with confidence. As a storytelling consultant and a public speaking coach, I turn my clients’ ideas and services into stories–and turn my clients into storytellers.

Courageous Leadership Series 2019 | Gender in the Workplace

Join us for the Courageous Leadership Series 2019. We believe these are conversations businesses need to have. Businesses no longer operate in social silos, if they ever did. Issues of race relations, religious freedom, and gender equity, just to name a few, are present in our businesses and workplaces every day. Some business people and entrepreneurs hope to just avoid what they see as a no-win minefield of issues. We believe that having these “difficult conversations” makes us better leaders, better followers, and stronger business teams. Join us on January 30, 2019 for the first roundtable in our new series, Courageous Leadership. An expert lead panel will be followed by a roundtable discussion. In this roundtable, we’ll be discussing the impact of gender in the workplace. In our dialog, we will address: - The importance of a diverse team and the inclusion of all genders on your team - Hiring process - How to encourage a diverse group of applicants to apply - Creating safe workplaces - educating the entire team on appropriate behavior. How to be a good human. - Leadership - below the C level - How to take on initiatives to make sure everybody feels safe or championing certain areas Who should attend - C-level leaders, HR professionals, and entrepreneurs looking to create safe workplaces - Team members looking to better understand their diverse teammates - Community members looking to participate in the conversation - Members of the LGBTQ community who want to lend a voice to the discussion

PitchBreakfast - Monthly Pitch Event

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• What we'll do Join us on Wednesday, February 14th as we feature 4 local startups. Each company will have 5 minutes (with slides) to pitch followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from our expert panel and audience. Audience members will find value in hearing how other startups pitch, what types of feedback (both positive and negative) they receive, and of course seeing some of Charlotte's up-and-coming startups while networking with other entrepreneurs and startup community leaders over breakfast. Networking begins at 8am and pitches begin at 8:15. Breakfast and coffee is provided by our sponsors. PitchBreakfast gives startups an opportunity to practice their investor pitch in a safe and supportive environment. Interested in pitching at PitchBreakfast? Apply on our website here (http://www.pitchbreakfast.com/pitch/). For startups looking to pitch, this is an amazing opportunity for: • Seed-stage and series A level tech startups looking to raise a round of funding • Early-stage tech startups looking for some feedback on their business model (must at least have MVP) This is NOT for: • Entrepreneurs with just an idea and no development yet • "Lifestyle" companies (ex. bars/restaurants, crafts, hobbyists, MLMs) -"A lifestyle business is a business that is set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle." Interested in pitching at PitchBreakfast? Apply on our website here (http://www.pitchbreakfast.com/pitch/). • What to bring • Important to know

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