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Q&A with Henry Rock

December 13, 2013 By By Glenn Burkins Henry Rock, founder and director of City Startup Labs, say more young black males should be groomed to launch and run their own businesses. On Jan. 17, he and the Urban League of Central Carolinas will launch an “entrepreneurs academy.” When ...

Rockefeller Grant to CSL

“The Rockefeller Foundation is happy to support organizations like City Startup Labs that seek to spur entrepreneurship in communities of color, which are so often under-represented in the current entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Claudia Juech, Rockefeller Foundation managing director for ...
Kauffman Foundation

Kauffman Supports CSL

The City Startup Labs’ Entrepreneurs Academy is using training programs provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for its core curricula. These include: The Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program and the FastTrac New Venture Program. Foundation Overview The Ewing Marion Kauffman ...
From Chained to Unchained

From Chained to Unchained

From Chained to Unchained: A New Paradigm to Employment – Self-employment. When most ex-offenders contemplate returning home, one of the first things they consider is getting a job. However, according to a Princeton University Study, “Discrimination in Low Wage Labor Markets,” which ...
Partner With Us

Partner With Us

There are several ways to partner with City Startup Labs as it develops entrepreneurial capacity and talent among returning citizens and African American millenials. Consider becoming a volunteer as an accountability partner or coach. Become a sponsor of an event, a class or a scholarship. A ...

Power When You Need It

We’ve all been there, our phone is close to running out of power and not an outlet in sight and you don’t have your charger — what to do? Desmond Wiggan (CSL – Class of 2018-19) has just the answer – BatteryXchange. Watch this StoryNow video as Desmond shares his route ...