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Student Entrepreneur Summit

Charlotte Student Entrepreneur Summit

Plaza Midwood Merchants and Neighborhood Association, Ultreia Society, Caitlin Sellers Agency, the city of Charlotte, 50 community leaders and small business owners came together for the 2nd annual Charlotte Student Entrepreneur Summit. 

Close to 100 students from Charlotte Mecklenburg schools showed up at CPCC’s main campus from West Charlotte and Garinger high schools attended this conference to expose them to entrepreneurship and enable them to make meaningful connections with businesses and community leaders from all over the Carolinas. 

From keynotes like Wendy Gates Corbett, Chris Elmore, and Dr. Sharon Jones educated and inspired students in taking next steps in establishing their career path. With over a dozen breakout sessions facilitated by community leaders and small business owners, students were able to choose topics and speakers of interest.


Have experience?  Want to share your knowledge and support students develop a strong sense of self-reflection and entrepreneurial career pathways? You can provide the following to students:

School Workshop

Host a 30 -60 minute workshop connecting course content to your career journey.  There are 18 leadership standards to connect your career experience, challenges and advice

Mentorship Opportunity

    • Mentor a student once a month reflecting on their career goals, create anticipated achievement dates for step.
    • Provide space for student to complete career shadowing

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer to support the annual Charlotte Student Entrepreneur Summit


Interested in investing in our mission?

All donations will be utilized to provide the following to students during the Charlotte Student Entrepreneur Summit:

Student Entrepreneur Summit Sponsor/Volunteer


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Curriculum printing

Incentives for freshmen management

Ultreia Student Sponsorship


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Curriculum printing

Uniform shirts for upperclassmen to mentor freshmen

Teacher stipends for event management

Ultreia Community Sponsorship


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Professional development for teachers and mentors

Workshops connected to content

Field trips to local businesses

Stipends for student internships

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