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.
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
- Non-Tech Businesses (marketing, CPAs, lawyers, etc…)
- 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.
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
1st place – Wood Lazy Susan
2nd place – Fuquay Transportation, 3rd Degree Brewhouse