As we spring into a new season, our current Center of Excellence class is getting ready to unveil their big business ventures they’ve been working on all year! We hope you’re ready to support and celebrate these entrepreneurs, so in the meantime we’re kicking off a series of blogs to celebrate past students and see where they are now since they graduated.
City Startup Labs may have helped this alum successfully build a business, but what he gained through this program is life changing! Read our final blog post to be inspired by Adrian T. Marable, founder of Groopwork, the first online platform that allows professionals to group study for certification exams from any geographic location.
Question: Which class were you a part of?
Answer: Class of 2017
Question: What is your business and how did CSL help you with your venture?
Answer: Groopwork is the first online platform that allows professionals to group study for certification exams from any geographic location. We provide a unique approach to have group study and collaboration virtually. Once grouped, our cohort goes through a series of interactive workshops throughout the time that the course is set. Our group study method helps people learn faster, grasp concepts easier, have flexibility, and have stronger support to follow through with taking the exam.
Question: Why would you recommend the CSL program to others?
Answer: City Startup Labs has helped me so much in developing my business. I’ve started side hustles before but this program has helped me build a truly stable business and make deals with institutions that I never thought that I would. While I this program, I was also in my Master’s degree program at Queens University. Building a business with CSL and being in my MBA program really showed me how much I could push myself to be productive and focused on my overall objectives to be successful.
Becoming an alumni of City Startup Labs has opened up the doors of entrepreneurship in Charlotte. I’ve met so many business people, entrepreneurs, and even billionaires who have helped build this city. I’ve been able to mingle with Charlotte’s elite including Henry Rock. Also within this program, I have created friendships that has been invaluable to me.