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Entrepreneurship is Part of Greensboro Culture

  Joel Bennett As a professional industrial design and marketing consultant, I have been involved in starting businesses and designing products and services for more than 25 years. While volunteering as a mentor during the first Triad Startup Lab in 2013, I...
2016 Applications Being Accepted

2016 Applications Being Accepted

Accelerate your business in 2016 Triad Startup Lab business accelerator is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 session scheduled to start March 1st.   The deadline to apply is February 23rd.  Accepting Applications to the Program During the 10-week program,...
Online Learning Platform Mokovi

Online Learning Platform Mokovi

Mokovi and TSL Summer 2014: Valeria Elliot started Mokovi.com during 2013. She has recently told me that they received their first few users in China. Valeria says: ” We are quite excited about this since it made us aware of a new trend with learning foreign...
3D Printing Manufacturer Expands

3D Printing Manufacturer Expands

TSL Summer 2014:  Greensboro’s own Chris Padgett’s Fusion3 manufacturing company continues to see steady growth YOY (+400%) since his launch in 2013. Manufacturing 3D printers with more than 10 Full Time employees, Fusion3 is proving to be an unstoppable...
Greensboro’s Growing Yoga Studio

Greensboro’s Growing Yoga Studio

TSL Summer 2014:  Alisha Wielfaert tells me: “Greensboro Downtown Yoga has in the first full year after graduating from the Triad Startup Lab expanded to 24 yoga classes a week, tripled revenue from 2014 to 2015 and turned a nice profit.  The studio also...
John Grigni : Argos Animation

John Grigni : Argos Animation

TSL Summer 2014: John Grigni continues to impress with a new demo reel of animations and techincal rendering. His startup continues to attract Greensboro’s top companies like Syngenta, Ecolab and Stearns Financial Group....
Bilingual Babes

Bilingual Babes

TSL Summer 2015:  As the area’s only Spanish Immersion Day School, Keisha Campbell, founder of Bilingual Babes, believes that early second language acquisition as well as an appreciation of multiculturalism develops cognitive, emotional, social, and linguistic...
Website Ecom Launch

Website Ecom Launch

TSL Summer 2015:  Jimmy Goots, Founder of Custom Hollow Books tells me: “We’ve just successfully entered the first of our retail locations and are expanding that presence nationwide in the coming months.  We are now contracted to manufacture hollow books...
#checkwithTAB

#checkwithTAB

TSL Summer 2015:  The Artist Bloc (TAB) What happens when you sign a lease, then learn your largest competitor has too? The #checkwithTAB on-campus brand ambassador campaign at Greensboro’s local universities educated and attracted local college students to...
Urban Offsets Soaring!

Urban Offsets Soaring!

TSL Winter 2015:  First Place Winner at Greensboro Capital Connects 2015 and recipient of a 2015 NC IDEA Grant. Shawn Gagne’ and his team have launched their Pilot Program with UNC-G and Duke University. www.urbanoffsets.co Startup Grind – Featuring Urban...
Robomustache in the YES

Robomustache in the YES

(Taken from Yes Weekly) “It began with an accidental discovery. I was wandering, alone, lost in thought and came upon an empty warehouse. A curious, derelict structure from an earlier time, lost in an abandoned steel graveyard. It called to me. I had to explore it.”...
Ryan Saunders: Create Your City

Ryan Saunders: Create Your City

TSL Winter 2015: Not enough can be said about Ryan Saunders: Greensboro News and Record’s staff writer Susan Ladd featured Ryan in December. Ryan is a social entrepreneur on a mission to transform Greensboro into the best place to live and work.  The impact...
Super Stop

Super Stop

TSL Summer 2015:  One of the most interesting startups I had the honor of working with this year has been Sambo’s Super Stop. Its a door stop that really works. Sambo has been assembling a team to help roll this product out in 2016. He was featured in a video on...
The Train App Leaves the Station!

The Train App Leaves the Station!

TSL Winter 2015: George Dimopolous and team have launched their new fitness app and are really excited about the initial response. They have grown to over 400 users across the US in just two weeks. They are seeking a technical partner. If interested email...
Startup gaining traction: Fun Size Me 3D

Startup gaining traction: Fun Size Me 3D

Heather Pendrak has moved one step closer to her dream of owning her own 3D scanning business.  Launching her website designed during the close of the Summer 2015 Triad Startup Lab (TSL)  – Heather was able to focus her value proposition and target her customer...
The Beauty of the Human Face

The Beauty of the Human Face

As an artist I have always been fascinated by the human form, especially the beauty of the human face. Each person has a unique essence or likeness that no other person has. One may argue that identical twins look alike, but if you really look at or study a set of...
Never Stop Analyzing the Market

Never Stop Analyzing the Market

At the beginning of May, we began to notice a decline in the sale of art supplies. In analyzing the situation, we realized that the decline coincided with the conclusion of the local Colleges and University’s spring semester. Furthermore, the shift required a further...