United States: InfluentCLT Presents “Entrepreneurship And Innovation In Charlotte” At Industrious
Last Updated: August 18 2017

The evening was the first event to be held at Industrious Charlotte, a modern co-working space in the Bank of America Plaza and included a presentation on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Charlotte, with the Executive Director of the Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship, Walter Frye.  Walter spoke about the recent activity in the entrepreneurship and FinTech spaces in Charlotte, the economic growth in North Carolina and our value proposition to the outside, how to get involved and what's on the horizon.

Walt Frye, a career financial services and technology executive, serves as an advisor, mentor, board member, volunteer and angel investor in organizations and companies within Charlotte's thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem.  He currently serves as executive director for the Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship (CRFE), which is the public-private partnership supported by the City of Charlotte and Chamber of Commerce to strengthen and elevate Charlotte's entrepreneurship ecosystem.  Walt's corporate career has included years of engagement in developing and putting into practice, strategies involving innovation of products, solutions and business operations. 

The August 10th event was presented by InfluentCLT, a tri-party program started by Womble Carlyle, Fifth Third Bank and BDO to promote cross-networking and training opportunities for associates and related-level positions among each of the organizations to foster business referrals and long-term contacts.   Doll and Strubbe are members of the Board of Advisors of InfluenCLT and helped organize the speaker and event.  WCSR attorneys attending included Emily Doll, Matar Diouf, Russ Ferguson, Alison Kling, Camille Mollozzi and Patrick Strubbe.

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