• Impact 3


Impact3 builds 21st century entrepreneurs ready to take on today’s complex social, environmental, and economic challenges.

• Learn how to understand and communicate with your customer to create profitable solutions that offer better user experiences
• Design a better business model that balances a strong revenue with conscious choices about environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and company culture
• Learn how to use Lean Startup Principals and Human Centered Design to build your business faster, better, and leaner
• Build a network of passionate, like-minded innovators that are dedicated to starting the next big idea

Who Should Join

• First-time entrepreneurs ready to launch their first startup
• Entrepreneurs and business owners who are stuck and looking to take their venture to the next level
• Intrapreneurs who want to jumpstart innovation and growth in a larger company or organization

What You Get

• 6 weeks of targeted business coaching
• Learn to use the Business Model Canvas, and apply Lean Startup principals to accelerate your growth and mitigate risk
• Understand how to use Human Centered Design to understand your customers and build a better user experience
• Identify your strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur and leader, and how to become the startup founder you need to be
• Confidence and experience pitching your business, with a message that is clear, concise, and powerful

Interested? Email to find out more!


Mentors Our mentor pool has deep experience in business and startup development, and is dedicated to helping new social ventures thrive. Each company is assigned a mentor to guide you through the process and hold you accountable for achieving your goals.


Knowledge Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned veteran, we can help you make sense of your business. We use the Business Canvass model and Lean Startup methodology, and connect you to knowledge resources across the region.


Network We connect you a rich network of advisers, experts, and professional services, and ensure you are meeting potential strategic partners, investors or donors, team/board members and great people who know great people.  (Check out our most recent Demo Day here)

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Applications are now closed for Impact3. Please join our mailing list to keep up to date with future programs.

Impact3 Sponsors

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QCF Sponsors

Queen City Forward thanks all of its sponsors for helping make Charlotte a center for Social Entrepreneurship, empowering local entrepreneurs to create world-changing solutions.