2022 ecosystem summit

Esse quam videriTO BE rather than to seem

Please check back regularly for updates and additions to this year’s agenda.


Monday, November 14, 2022

12:30pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 1:50pm

1:50pm – 2:30pm

2:30pm – 3:10pm

3:10pm – 3:40pm

3:40pm – 4:00pm

4:00pm – 4:55pm

4:55pm – 5:00pm

5:00pm – 7:30pm

Registration and Networking

Day One Welcome and Opening Remarks

Featured Speaker:
John Lettieri, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Economic Innovation Group (EIG)

Featured Panel Session:
Black Wall Street Initiatives in North Carolina

Networking Break

Special Announcements

Featured Panel Session:
Spotlight on Winston-Salem

Day One Closing Remarks

Reception and Resource Fair


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

7:45am – 9:00am

9:00am – 9:15am

9:15am – 9:45am

9:45am – 10:30am

10:30am – 11:00am

11:00am – 12:00pm



12:00pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 3:00pm 

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Breakfast and Networking

Day Two Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker:
Teryn Zmuda, Chief Research Officer and Chief Economist, National Association of Counties

Featured Panel Session:
Redefining Best Practices in Economic Development

Networking and Transition to Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions
> Creating Your Own Rising Tide: The Story of Winston-Salem’s Independent Economy
> Build, Pilot, Scale: Creating Entrepreneurial Programs from the Ground Up – Locally, Regionally and Statewide
> Technical Assistance for Today’s Entrepreneurs
> Philanthropic Funding Resources in the NC Ecosystem

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 
Greg LeRoy, Executive Director, Good Jobs First

Keynote Speaker and Featured Panel Session

Grant Announcements and Closing Remarks