What is Innovate Charlotte?

Innovate Charlotte (InCLT) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance, elevate, and accelerate entrepreneurial success in the greater Charlotte region. Our focus is on cultivating an intentionally inclusive and high impact ecosystem that stimulates innovation, economic growth and societal change.

Innovate Charlotte seeks to serve as the ecosystem connector — a central hub from which diverse stakeholders' efforts can be synchronized to maximize collective impact. Our first core initiative is launching a Venture Mentoring Service licensed from the renowned MIT VMS Program.




Our mission is to connect entrepreneurial initiatives, activities, and strategic relationships to cultivate a better ecosystem for the benefit  of all Charlotteans.


Innovate Charlotte 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 Innovate Charlotte.  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