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Downtown Marketplace

Dining/Idea Stage Startup

The Downtown Marketplace provides an opportunity for locally based emerging food businesses to create and sell their artisanal products directly to consumers within a unique and exciting public market space. Local educational and entrepreneurial organizations will provide mentoring and other supporting services to assist the growth of viable food and retail businesses that will continually filter through the market space and ultimately move out to their own independent retail spaces. This incubator space for local food businesses will be a unique economic development asset for  Greensboro and the Triad and a national model for other communities.

Triad Startup Accelerator Lab Goals

  • Pitch the vision to key partners, including GTCCUNCGTriad Startup LabGreensboro Partnership and City of Greensboro and establish partnership agreements to work collaboratively on detailed planning and implementation actions.
  • Form an initial Advisory Board with flexibility to add or delete members as the business plan evolves.
  • Create an initial operational philosophy and business plan identifying key partner roles, processes, services needed, and physical space requirements.
  • Engage one or more investors in preliminary financial discussions.

Founder:  Dan Curry

Written by Jeremy Hutton

Jeremy Hutton

Computer Science Student at University of Greensboro, intern with Triad Startup Lab