Millennial Mondays
May 4 from 4-5pm
This series will introduce attendees to this Millennial generation and give well-studied information on how to attract them and get them to invest their time, talent, and resources into their brand.


How to Finance a Startup
May 4, 11, & 18th from 6-8:30pm
This course features Troy Knauss, a professor in the Wake Forest entrepreneurship program and one of the most successful investors in the region. This course will provide an overview of what every founder needs to know about financing options, setting financial milestones and attracting investor capital. Learn how to get your startup investor-ready and what investors expect at seed and later stages of development.


Idea Tap
May 6 from 5:30-7pm
Join us for Idea Tap, an informal, bi-monthly gathering where inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs share great ideas, give and receive feedback, and tap into new networks to move their ideas forward.


Monthly Networking Breakfast
May 13 from 8-9am
Flywheel members, neighbors, colleagues and friends – join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a breakfast networking session! This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues, as well as establish connections with other professionals in the area. Our Featured Guest for May is the Innovation Quarter YMCA.


Startup Grind Winston-Salem Hosts Doug Pierce
May 14 from 6-9pm
Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month, we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, it’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

Doug Pierce has more than 20 years of experience in digital forms technology, mobile data capture, healthcare workflow solutions and web portal design. Mr. Pierce co-founded Clinical Ink in 2007 to revolutionize clinical trials by eliminating the complexities and costs associated with paper-based data capture processes. In his role as president, Mr. Pierce leads the strategic direction, development and evolution of the SureSource® platform to constantly meet changing customer needs.


Summer STEM Camps

July 6th-24th, half-day and full-day sessions

Flywheel is excited to partner with Young Engineers of Today to bring their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summer Camps for students, ages 12-15, to Winston-Salem.  Course topics include 3D Printing & Raspberry Pi, Beyond LEGOs – Advanced Robotics, Self-Driving Cars, and Minecraft Programming.


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