Media

ARTICLES & EDITORIALS

Pride

Father of Five Says REEP Changed His Life 
PRIDE Magazine, January 2022 (Pg. 42)

City Startup Labs facilitates success for Black entrepreneurs

City Startup Labs facilitates success for Black entrepreneurs
The Business Journals, Dec 23, 2021

Nike

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Deliver $1 Million to Communities Fighting Racism
NIKE News, September 28, 2021

6) Fire Awards recap - Honorees talk innovation as Charlotte Inno_s _Blazers_ are revealed

Fire Awards recap: Honorees talk innovation as Charlotte Inno’s ‘Blazers’ are revealed
The Charlotte Business Journals, August 27, 2021

7) These tech entrepreneurs are now business partners with their HBCU. What’s next for BatteryXchange

These tech entrepreneurs are now business partners with their HBCU. What’s next for BatteryXchange?
Qcity Metro, August 17, 2021

Afrofuturism

Charlotte’s 1st AfroFuturism Fest Aims To Expand Minds
WFAE 90.7, August 13, 2021

10) Ventureprise, City Startup Labs launch a collaborative mentorship accelerator

Ventureprise, City Startup Labs launch a collaborative mentorship accelerator
The Business Journals, July 19, 2021

Fire Awards 2021

Charlotte Inno’s Fire Awards: Meet the 50 winners of 2021
The Charlotte Business Journals, July 19, 2021

11) Ally Community Corner highlights City Startup Labs , a local organization with a mission to create a new class of entrepreneurs and innovators

Ally Community Corner highlights City Startup Labs , a local organization with a mission to create a new class of entrepreneurs and innovators.
Hornets Twitter, July 9, 2021

13) The Time For Talk Is Over

The Time For Talk Is Over
The Business Journals, June 02, 2021

14) The Great 28 - Black Charlotteans who are shaping Charlotte

The Great 28: Black Charlotteans who are shaping Charlotte
QCity Metro, February 22, 2021

17.5) City Startup Labs gives returning citizens tools for entrepreneurship

City Startup Labs gives returning citizens tools for entrepreneurship
QCity Metro, August 20, 2020

18) These are 20 Charlotte startups to watch in 2020

These are 20 Charlotte startups to watch in 2020
Charlotte Inno, Jan 7, 2020

19) Entrepreneur Desmond Wiggan is charging toward the future with BatteryXchange

Entrepreneur Desmond Wiggan is charging toward the future with BatteryXchange
Q City Metro, April 24, 2019

21) Let’s reimagine African American millennials and returning citizens as a new class of entrepreneurs

Let’s reimagine African American millennials and returning citizens as a new class of entrepreneurs
The Renewal Project, October 12, 2018

22) How City Startup Labs is using grassroots action to tackle economic mobility in Charlotte

How City Startup Labs is using grassroots action to tackle economic mobility in Charlotte
Charlotte Business Journal, September 21, 2018

23) The Encore Career Movement Barrels Into Building Businesses

The Encore Career Movement Barrels Into Building Businesses
Forbes, November 20, 2018

24) At City Startup Labs, a new program to guide former inmates into entrepreneurship

At City Startup Labs, a new program to guide former inmates into entrepreneurship
Q City Metro, May 18, 2018

25) City Startup Labs snags Kauffman Foundation_s first Charlotte investment

City Startup Labs Snags Kauffman Foundation’s first Charlotte investment
Charlotte Business Journal, May 2, 2018

Vice

An American Dream for Some, but Not for All
VICE Impact, May 5, 2017

28) City Startup Labs to expand scope with $25,000 grant from Unite Charlotte

City Startup Labs to expand scope with $25,000 grant from Unite Charlotte
Charlotte Business Journal, March 28, 2017

29) Project aimed at ‘rebuilding trust’ after Charlotte protests boosts 20 charities

Project aimed at ‘rebuilding trust’ after Charlotte protests boosts 20 charities
The Charlotte Observer, March 21, 2017

30) Academy mentors young, black men on road to entrepreneurship

Academy Mentors Young, Black Men on Road to Entrepreneurship
Working Nation, March 15, 2017

32) Charlotte-area resources for small-business owners and entrepreneurs

Charlotte-area resources for small-business owners and entrepreneurs
The Charlotte Observer, September 01, 2016

33) See which startup idea took the top prize at pitch event in Charlotte

See which startup idea took the top prize at pitch event in Charlotte
Charlotte Business Journal, August 25, 2016

34) City Startup Labs expects largest crowd yet at tonight_s pitch event

City Startup Labs expects largest crowd yet at tonight’s pitch event
Charlotte Business Journal, August 24, 2016

therenewalproject

These young men just might be a Black Bill Gates in the making
The Atlantic Monthly Renewal Project, June 27, 2016

36) City Startup Labs Taps University Partnership in Charlotte

City Startup Labs Taps University Partnership in Charlotte
NEXTCity, April 28, 2016

37) The 25 most important people in Charlotte’s startup community

The 25 most important people in Charlotte’s startup community
Charlotte Agenda, November 4, 2015

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City Startup Labs Establishing Center of Excellence at UNC Charlotte
The Collaborative, October 6, 2015

39) Empowering Young Black Men by Henry Rock

Empowering young Black men
Charlotte Observer, July 12, 2015

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City Startup Labs is Featured in Charlotte’s PRIDE Magazine
January 2015

Christian Monitor

Hope for US economy: Young Black men as entrepreneurs
Christian Science Monitor, January 11, 2013

VIDEOS

All other videos of speeches and panels (including CSL Pitch Events) can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/c/citystartuplabs

 

 

The Atlantic’s Renewal Series, Charlotte, June 14, 2016

 

 

Creating a New Class of Entrepreneurs, February 13, 2013

 

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AWARDS

To contact Henry Rock for interviews, articles and speaking engagements – inquire at: contact_point@citystartuplabs.com