Innovate Fuquay-Varina (#InnovateFV) is a 6-month initiative designed to foster and nurture innovation and small business development in Fuquay-Varina. The initiative will officially launch on August 25th at the 2016 Core Connections Business Expo, and will feature a series of monthly participant-only supporting events leading up to “InnovateFV Weekend” on January 27-29, 2017.

Inspired by a global entrepreneurial movement called “Startup Weekend,” Innovate Fuquay-Varina plans to build upon and enhance the concept to produce long-term entrepreneurial success for startups in Fuquay-Varina, NC.


How Can I Participate?

All participants must register under one of the following participant categories, and all participants are expected to contribute to the initiative through attendance at networking events, as well as the InnovateFV Weekend event:

  • Professional Business Mentors
  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Non-Tech Businesses (Marketing, CPA, Law, etc…)
  • Educators
  • College/Grad Student
  • K-12 Students
  • Initial Public Launch (IPL) Day Pass — Sunday Evening Only Access

*Individuals with Startup Ideas must still register as one of the above participant categories. Business Ideas must still be in the concept or “startup” phase, meaning there exists no business registered with any entity (Town, Wake County, Secretary of State), and no profit has been made under the name of the proposed startup idea. Bottom-line: Ideas cannot be an existing business the individual owns.