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From tobacco to textiles, banking to food products, Winston-Salem has a diverse and storied past. Today, we are rapidly developing a diverse new economy, led by our 6 institutions of higher education, our entrepreneurial ecosystem, and industry & government leaders.

The Winston-Salem Startup Grind chapter is led by Flywheel Coworking, where entrepreneurs go for community, business expertise and support, and high quality programming.


We offer 4 event types throughout the year:

Tech Slam 'N Eggs - Bobbie Shrivastav, CEO of Benekiva, hosts this event for technologists. Over breakfast, come see a live tech demo - no powerpoints allowed!

Evolve Workshops - We invite successful founders and investors from around the country to lead workshops for growth-stage companies. These folks have been there before. They have gone through multiple rounds of funding, grown companies from just founders to dozens or hundreds of employees, and successfully exited companies.

Fireside Chats - We sit down with successful founders from NC and around the country in an intimate gathering to hear their story. How did their early life influence their start in entrepreneurship? Do they have any lessons to share?

Parties - We host two parties each year. The Summer Startup Crawl brings entrepreneurs from across the state to set up booths. Live music, food and drinks all add up to a seriously fun event. Our Holiday Party and Chili Cookoff is a great time to reflect on the year behind us while having a friendly competition: who can bring the heat? 

Upcoming Events

Dec. 19, 2019

End of Year Party & Chili Cookoff

Party

It's cold, the days are short, and it's been a long year, so let's celebrate with a Chili Cookoff and games! Come check out Flywheel Coworking's new location on the 8th floor of 500 W. 5th St. and share your successes from this year and your goals for next year. Tickets are free if you bring your own chili!

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Feb. 4, 2020

Tech Slam N' Eggs

Workshop

Live Tech Demos! Brought to you by Flywheel Coworking and hosted by Bobbie Shrivastav, CEO of Benekiva. Tech Slam 'N Eggs is connecting technology leaders with designers, developers, and builders of technology-driven software and hardware solutions. Enjoy early morning breakfast and networking followed by live demos of cool technology. No powerpoints allowed!

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May 5, 2020

Tech Slam N' Eggs

Workshop

Live Tech Demos! Brought to you by Flywheel Coworking and hosted by Bobbie Shrivastav, CEO of Benekiva. Tech Slam 'N Eggs is connecting technology leaders with designers, developers, and builders of technology-driven software and hardware solutions. Enjoy early morning breakfast and networking followed by live demos of cool technology. No powerpoints allowed!

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July 14, 2020

Summer Party and Startup Crawl

Party

It's that time of year - kids are out for the summer but the startup is still a grind. Let's take an evening together to appreciate the year so far and recognize our fantastic community. Flywheel Coworking is hosting the annual Summer Party and Startup Crawl featuring 30 startups, food, drinks, cool music and great people to meet. Come and join the fun!

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Aug. 4, 2020

Tech Slam N' Eggs

Workshop

Live Tech Demos! Brought to you by Flywheel Coworking and hosted by Bobbie Shrivastav, CEO of Benekiva. Tech Slam 'N Eggs is connecting technology leaders with designers, developers, and builders of technology-driven software and hardware solutions. Enjoy early morning breakfast and networking followed by live demos of cool technology. No powerpoints allowed!

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Nov. 3, 2020

Tech Slam N' Eggs

Workshop

Live Tech Demos! Brought to you by Flywheel Coworking and hosted by Bobbie Shrivastav, CEO of Benekiva. Tech Slam 'N Eggs is connecting technology leaders with designers, developers, and builders of technology-driven software and hardware solutions. Enjoy early morning breakfast and networking followed by live demos of cool technology. No powerpoints allowed!

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Dec. 15, 2020

Winter Party and Chili Cookoff

Party

We can’t believe another year has gone by, so much has been done in the past 12 months, and we are going to wrap it all up in our Startup Grind End of the Year party - Winston-Salem style! There are moments in life when we need to stop for a second and take a deep breath before we continue with full speed, this party is one of those moments. Come for the chili, stay for the friends.

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Past Events

Fireside Chat with HoneyFi Founder and CEO Ramy Serageldin

Fireside Chat with HoneyFi Founder and CEO Ramy Serageldin

Startup Demo Day - September 6

Startup Demo Day - September 6

Summertime Party at Flywheel

Summertime Party at Flywheel

Social Responsibility Month -  Panel Discussion with Iris Cole, Cheryl Zukowski, and Silas Martin

Social Responsibility Month - Panel Discussion with Iris Cole, Cheryl Zukowski, and Silas Martin

The King of Lewis Street - Fireside Chat with Andy Zimmerman

The King of Lewis Street - Fireside Chat with Andy Zimmerman

Fireside Chat with Sean Maroni CEO of Betabox

Fireside Chat with Sean Maroni CEO of Betabox

Fireside Chat with SkillPop CEO Haley Bohon

Fireside Chat with SkillPop CEO Haley Bohon

Red Hot Party to Celebrate 2018 - December 18

Red Hot Party to Celebrate 2018 - December 18

Consummate Marketer - Fireside Chat with Demming Bass

Consummate Marketer - Fireside Chat with Demming Bass

Steadman Harrison and Steve Beck of GoInnovation

Steadman Harrison and Steve Beck of GoInnovation

Regional Party - August 21 at Flywheel

Regional Party - August 21 at Flywheel

All About Remote Dev with Ayush Jain Cofounder of RemotePanda

All About Remote Dev with Ayush Jain Cofounder of RemotePanda

Part 2 - Female Founder's Month with Betsy Idilbi - CEO and Founder of Tech Talent South

Part 2 - Female Founder's Month with Betsy Idilbi - CEO and Founder of Tech Talent South

Fireside Chat with Calvin Williams Jr. -  Cofounder of Freeman Capital

Fireside Chat with Calvin Williams Jr. - Cofounder of Freeman Capital

CAN CORPORATIONS LEARN FROM STARTUPS? FIRESIDE CHAT WITH GEORGE GLACKIN

CAN CORPORATIONS LEARN FROM STARTUPS? FIRESIDE CHAT WITH GEORGE GLACKIN

Fireside Chat with Red Maxwell  - CMO Of AvidXchange

Fireside Chat with Red Maxwell - CMO Of AvidXchange

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SHAWN GAGNE - URBAN OFFSETS

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SHAWN GAGNE - URBAN OFFSETS

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH LINDSEY HAASER - FOUNDER OF ADVOCATIONS

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH LINDSEY HAASER - FOUNDER OF ADVOCATIONS

HOW STORYTELLING CAN HELP GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH JUAN GARZON (MESSAGING STRATEGIST)

HOW STORYTELLING CAN HELP GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH JUAN GARZON (MESSAGING STRATEGIST)

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR PSYCHOLOGY IN BUSINESS WITH MICHAEL BARBERA

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR PSYCHOLOGY IN BUSINESS WITH MICHAEL BARBERA

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ALAN COX, CTO  SIGNALPATH

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ALAN COX, CTO SIGNALPATH

Kosta Grammatis with Fast Lab - Special Date and Time

Kosta Grammatis with Fast Lab - Special Date and Time

MEG RAGLAND - FOUNDER OF PLUM PRINT

MEG RAGLAND - FOUNDER OF PLUM PRINT

Brian Platz - Cofounder of Fluree

Brian Platz - Cofounder of Fluree

Ian (Lucey)

Ian (Lucey)

Jonathan (Woahn)

Jonathan (Woahn)

Shafi (Mustafa)

Shafi (Mustafa)

David Batstone and Michael Friedman (Ignite Farm Fund)

David Batstone and Michael Friedman (Ignite Farm Fund)

DEMO DAY - SEPTEMBER 9th (NEW VENTURES 2016)

DEMO DAY - SEPTEMBER 9th (NEW VENTURES 2016)

Joshua Moe (Odigia)

Joshua Moe (Odigia)

Jon Spinney (Malartu Funds)

Jon Spinney (Malartu Funds)

David Gardner (Cofounders Capital)

David Gardner (Cofounders Capital)

Melisse Shaban (Reason to Believe)

Melisse Shaban (Reason to Believe)

Graham Treakle (Pass The Plate)

Graham Treakle (Pass The Plate)

Jon Obermeyer (Apogii)

Jon Obermeyer (Apogii)

Andy Dreyfuss (Venn Capital)

Andy Dreyfuss (Venn Capital)

Dr. Tony Atala (Wake Forest RegenMed)

Dr. Tony Atala (Wake Forest RegenMed)

Ryan Pratt (Guerrilla RF)

Ryan Pratt (Guerrilla RF)

Jeff Toewe (Verifone)

Jeff Toewe (Verifone)

Doug Pierce (Clinical Ink)

Doug Pierce (Clinical Ink)

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Organizers

Peter Marsh

Peter Marsh

Flywheel New Ventures

Winston-Salem Director
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Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith

Startup Grind

Co-Director
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Andrea Howell

Andrea Howell

Flywheel Coworking

Winston-Salem Chapter Team Member
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Keyla Ferretiz

Keyla Ferretiz

Marketing Coordinator
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