2022 Ecosystem Summit
2022 ecosystem summit
Esse quam videri – TO BE rather than to seem
NC IDEA hosted its 4th annual Ecosystem Summit on November 14-15, 2022 in Winston-Salem, NC. The Summit is the only statewide conference that brings
together diverse leaders to address what is needed to support all entrepreneurs and
create a shared vision of making our state the best place to start and grow a business.
In 2022, attendees reconnected in person to showcase the growth of our entrepreneurial ecosystem that has supported a record-breaking number of new high-propensity firm filings since 2020. Nearly 500 attendees joined us from around the state representing: Universities, HBCUs, Community Colleges, Small Business Centers, CDFIs, Economic Development Organizations, Public School Administrators, Foundations and Philanthropists, county and local government officials, policy makers and inspirational entrepreneurs.
Since our inaugural Summit in 2019, NC IDEA continues to foster partnerships and unique connections that will make a meaningful difference for North Carolina’s entrepreneurial community. We invite you to join hundreds of accomplished peers working together to redefine equitable economic development practices.