Innovate Fuquay-Varina (#InnovateFV) is a 6-month initiative designed to foster and nurture innovation and small business development in Fuquay-Varina. This year Innovate Fuquay-Varina weekend will take place on January 26 through January 28, 2018.

Innovate FV LogoInspired by a global entrepreneurial movement called “Startup Weekend,” Innovate Fuquay-Varina builds upon and enhances the concept to produce long-term entrepreneurial success for startups in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Prepare yourself for the final weekend at the following information sessions:

September 18th, 6:00 pm
October 16th, 6:00 pm
November 13th, 6:00 pm
December 11th, 6:00 pm
January 8th, 6:00 pm

All information sessions are held at Aviator Sidebar Event Space

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, CPAs, lawyers, 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.

Join the #Innovate FV Community on Facebook and Twitter!

Innovate Winners 2015

1st  place – Sweet Lucille’s

2nd place – Eats Expert Tech Startup

3rd  place –  Third Degree Brewhouse

4th place – Rye Point Internet Marketing

Innovate Winners 2016

Start Up Track

1st place – Bees

2nd place – Butter Bean Depot

3rd place – DIWise

Developmental Track

1st place – Wood Lazy Susan

2nd place – Fuquay Transportation, 3rd Degree Brewhouse