What is Innovate Charlotte?

Innovate Charlotte is a private public partnership created to improve the entrepreneurial journey by leveraging existing ecosystem assets, connecting dots among siloed participants and filling the gaps in resources and activities. Innovate Charlotte is the execution arm of the CRFE.

We  have an opportunity to facilitate entrepreneurship and innovation as pathways to job creation and upward mobility.

Our lean organization does not provide all of the services, but rather helps entrepreneurs receive guidance and access to vetted resources. We also help corporate partners enable communities of innovation.



To support organizations and initiatives that cultivate entrepreneurial, innovative enterprises and create economic prosperity in the Charlotte region.


The CRFE is governed by leaders in the region's business, government, and entrepreneurial community. 


Become a catalyst for entrepreneurship in the Charlotte region with a gift to the CRFE. 
Contact us to learn more or to make a tax-deductible donation.

The Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship is the Charlotte region’s public-private partnership to:

Strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Support increased innovation

Improve development of HGEs

Increase job creation