Flywheel’s Triad Startup Expo joined ConvergeSouth for two full days of entrepreneurial programming. The event featured expert-led breakout sessions, a startup expo with 75 exhibiting companies and investment firms from across the Southeast.

In case you missed it,

Click below to view videos of mainstage & lightning round pitches

TWO DAYS
TWO TRACKS


REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DAY 1

Multi-track educational programming led by national and regional experts on all things digital.

DAY 2

Explore startup exhibits, mingle with investors from throughout the Southeast, and watch founders pitch.

DAY 1
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • Digital skills, WordPress automation, website accessibility
  • SEO automation, paid ads, reputation management and crisis communication
  • Branding strategy, brand loyalty, social media marketing
  • Video, podcasting and web/social graphic trends
  • Business development, recurring revenue, financial planning, legal considerations
  • Network, website and device security

DAY 2
STARTUP EXPO AND MAINSTAGE PITCHES

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Explore startup exhibits, mingle with investors from throughout the Southeast, and watch founders pitch.

Meet investors from throughout the Southeast for the opportunity to make a mainstage pitch for awards and recognition. With an audience of hundreds of founders, businesses, community members and investors, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Any early- or growth-stage startups in the Southeast can apply to exhibit at the Day 2 Startup Expo. Space is limited. Entrepreneurship Service Organization Leaders will select the top 75 companies based on their applications.

Startups accepted to exhibit on the demo floor will get 50% off DAY 1 educational tracks, an all-inclusive pass for Day 2, plus an invitation to the investor reception on September 8th. Deadline to apply is August 15.

AGENDA


September 8 – Day 1

8:00-8:30 Registration, Lobby

8:30-8:45 Opening General Session, Lobby

9:00-9:45 Educational Session 1, 3rd Floor

10:00-11:00 Educational Session 2, 3rd Floor

11:15-12:00 Educational Session 3, 3rd Floor

12:00-1:00 Lunch & General Session, Lobby

1:15-2:15 Educational Session 4, 3rd Floor

2:30-3:30 Educational Session 5, 3rd Floor

3:45-4:45 Educational Session 6, 3rd Floor

5:00-6:30 Investor Reception (Private ticketed event), 18th Floor

September 9 – Day 2

8:00-9:00 Registration, Lobby

9:00-11:45 Startup Expo, Lobby

12:00-12:35 Lunch, 4th Floor

12:35-1:45 Pitch Showcase, 4th Floor

1:45-2:30 Keynote: Bea Wray, 4th Floor

2:30-4:00 Pitch Showcase, 4th Floor

4:00-4:30 Book Signing: Bea Wray, 4th Floor

SPONSORS & PARTNERS


Reception Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

L. David Mounts Foundation logo
Bank OZK logo

Session Sponsors

Smitty's Notes.com logo
Greater Winston-Salem Inc logo
Smitty's Notes.com logo
Smitty's Notes.com logo
Twin City Development Foundation logo

Venue Sponsors

Center for Private Business logo
Winston Starts logo
Kenan Institute for the Arts logo

Entrepreneurial Support Organizations
(ESO)