• A Catalyst for Entrepreneurship

    The CRFE is the Charlotte region’s public-private partnership to:

    • Strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem
    • Support increased innovation
    • Improve development of HGEs
    • Increase job creation

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To support organizations and initiatives that cultivate high growth entrepreneurial, innovative enterprises and create economic prosperity in the Charlotte region.
The CRFE is governed by leaders in the region's business, government, and entrepreneurial community. Read the welcome letter from Board Chair David Jones.
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Projects >

  • Southeast Venture Conference

    Charlotte, NC (March 16, 2015) - Today, the Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC) announced its largest conference ever, to be held March 31 to April 1, 2015 in Charlotte, NC thanks to the backing and strong support by a trio of new title sponsors, Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship (CRFE), ...
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  • Charlotte Entrepreneurial Growth Index Report

    The CRFE’s first funded project is the Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report, which will assess the region’s entrepreneurial competitiveness in comparison to North and South Carolina’s major metro areas as well as peer markets including Atlanta, Austin, Kansas City, Nashville, San Francisco and...
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  • Charlotte Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    CRFE Study: Mapping the Ecosystem

    In 2013 the newly created CRFE commissioned a study of the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem called Mapping the Ecosystem. The study: Included a qualitative survey with over 50 representatives of the entrepreneurial ecosystem (entrepreneurs, support organizations, educational institutions, gove...
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