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A Hotbed for High Tech Startups

Tech startups hit their stride in Winston-Salem, where entrepreneurs are encouraged and supported by local programs, funds and groups. Winston-Salem’s entrepreneurial ecosystem fosters a sense of creative growth among local self-starters. Ranked the No. 1 City for Small Business Growth by WalletHub in 2019, Winston-Salem is home to strong infrastructure and a network of connections to help you grow your business. Flywheel, an innovative coworking space that offers workshops, panel discussions and other resources, fosters a robust community of local entrepreneurs. In addition, many of our successful tech startups begin at programs like Winston Starts, a startup incubator designed to support local entrepreneurs. One of the cohort companies at Winston Starts, NVOLVE, offers medical software that aids in remote patient monitoring. Other cohort companies at Winston Starts include Swipeby, an app that allows consumers to explore and order curb-side pickup from local restaurants, and Threat Sketch, a cybersecurity company offering data, analytics, and tools to reduce human costs related to cyber risk management.

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Facts & Rankings


City for Small Business Growth

(Winston-Salem) | WalletHub 2019


Best Cities to Start a Small Business

(Winston-Salem) | ZenBusiness 2020


Best City for Women in Tech

(Winston-Salem) | Magnify Money 2021


of employed people 16 and over are self-employed in Forsyth County


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Winston-Salem average download speed

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