Our Strategic Partners

Our Greater Raleigh chapter is lucky to be centered in a vibrant, metropolitan area with the great business connections that are afforded to a Capital city. Some of our current and past strategic partners have included: 

The First Flight Venture Center in RTP

First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) is a technology incubator located in the heart of Research Triangle Park. Established in 1991 to serve the initial needs of entrepreneurs and early-stage companies. FFVC strives to produce companies that graduate from the facility as financially viable and freestanding businesses. These incubator graduates migrate into the mainstream of the business community, creating jobs and commercializing important new technologies that contribute to a stronger North Carolina economy.


The Wake Technical Community College Small Business Center

The Wake Tech Small Business Center (SBC) is a state-funded organization which is part of the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina (SBCN). The SBC provides small business owners with the information they need for starting or expanding a small business through confidential, one-on-one counseling along with various seminars, workshops, and classes.



The Women's Business Center of NC

The Institute's Women’s Business Center of North Carolina (WBC) helps women-owned businesses start and grow. They empower women by offering tools and support to establish businesses, stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize for future growth and contribute to the growth and economic development of the community.