On May 4th, NK Patent Law will be sponsoring the inaugural Thursday Gathering of Venture Café Winston-Salem, a seminal event marking the continuing evolution of the entrepreneurial community in this historic Triad city. A non-profit with national presence in major innovation hubs, Venture Café arriving in this area underlines the importance of small businesses, especially startups, as the true economic driver in the region.
Organizations like Venture Café understand that startups provide organic and local growth, bringing together companies that share a commonality in location, values, and customer understanding. These small businesses encourage local graduations to seek local opportunities after graduation, instead taking their talents elsewhere. For many young professionals, and especially among the visionary types that every city must have to lead the next generation, long gone are the days of going to college and trying to land a job with a Fortune 500 upon graduation. Instead, this generation oftentimes prefers to forge their own identity and that can be best done with smaller businesses.
NK Patent Law opened an office in Winston-Salem late last year, in part because we got a sense that this type of innovation was reaching a boiling point in the Triad. Something had to happen — either the many players in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem would come together and support new small business growth, or entrepreneurs with bright ideas would look to launch their innovative companies elsewhere.
Thankfully, the best-case scenario is coming to pass, with each and every entrepreneurial support organization rallying to the cause. And the entrepreneurs themselves? Well, let’s just say the registration for the May 4th Thursday Gathering is exceeding expectations.
NK Patent Law will be holding free office hours from 3-5 pm during this event. Please plan on joining us May 4th; information on the event is below.
Venture Cafe Winston-Salem
Inaugural Thursday Gathering
May 4, 2017 @ INMAR, 635 Vine Street
Mentoring + Office Hours: 3pm-5pm
Social Connections: 5pm-8pm
FREE WINE + BEER
Registration and more information is available online: https://www.venturecafewinstonsalem.org/thursday-gathering/schedule/