Curiosity + Collaboration
Our team could really include every one of our mentors, founders, sponsors, partners, investors, and community members — we all support one another towards a common goal of elevating entrepreneurs. Here are just a few of the people who embrace curiosity and help make connections for collaboration.
Chief Engagement Officer
Hi, I’m Erica … voracious reader, Steelers lover, and entrepreneur enthusiast. I’ve been part of this community from the beginning, and I’m grateful for all the ways people have poured into me. When I’m in a room with the LaunchCLT community, I feel like I’m with my people. We have interesting and stimulating conversations. We exchange ideas and dream big. We say ‘I wonder if we could …’ a lot. We all want to help make the entrepreneurial journey just a little bit easier. In addition to spending time with this crew, I run a strategic consulting company (bloom.), volunteer with Access to Success to serve entrepreneurs in Benin City, Nigeria, and contemplate where my next trip abroad will be (suggestions welcome)! Please connect and let’s grab coffee or a beer together soon. Cheers!
Hey, I’m Matt! I’m currently living in New York City but I’m a Charlotte person at heart and plan to return there in the near future. I’m a proud graduate of Appalachian State University. Shortly after graduating, I jumped at the opportunity to join this incredible community, lending support to founders and contributing to various programs. In the following years, I began the journey of building my own website design business from the ground up. I also dipped my toes in the startup world, gaining valuable experience working at a small, fast-growing startup. Now, I’m thrilled to be rejoining this amazing community and excited to continue supporting founders. Outside of work, I’m also a runner and recently completed my very first marathon. Let’s connect!
Board of Directors
LaunchCLT Chairman of the Board and Independent Director
Founder/Investor Real Ventures, LaunchCLT Co-founder
Co-founder + President Everblue
W. Spencer Mitchem Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Davidson College
President + CEO Champion Tire & Wheel
Co-founder Jackrabbit Technologies
Co-founder + Managing Partner Rhythm Systems
General Partner Grotech Ventures
Head of Innovation Strategy Wells Fargo