City, gener8tor Launch Accelerator Programs for Local Tech Startups

Published on May 29, 2024

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 29, 2024) – The City of Charlotte, in partnership with gener8tor, announced today the launch of its new gALPHA and gBETA Charlotte accelerators. Both programs, focused on early-stage tech-enabled startups, will be the first of their kind in Charlotte and will support startups based in or interested in relocating to the region.

"Launching the gALPHA and gBETA accelerator programs will empower our local entrepreneurs and reflect our commitment to fostering a vibrant tech community,” said Council Member Malcolm Graham, chair of the Jobs and Economic Development Committee. “By supporting local startups, we are not only creating jobs but also driving the future of our city's tech industry."

gALPHA Charlotte is a four-week venture-creation workshop designed to help entrepreneurially minded individuals create high-growth startups. During the program, the participants will build the foundations of their businesses with individualized coaching from the gener8tor team; taking them from ideation to implementation with the assistance of mentors, thought leaders and strategic partners.

The newly launched gBETA Charlotte accelerator is a free, seven-week, zero-equity accelerator that provides startup founders with concierge coaching and access to gener8tor’s network of mentors, customers and investors across the United States.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the City of Charlotte to bring these programs to life and continue to support the technology-enabled industries in Charlotte,” said Vanessa Huerta, vice president of gBETA at gener8tor. “We’re looking forward to this partnership and the incredible economic impact that the City of Charlotte and gener8tor will bring to the region.”

Together, gener8tor and the city aim to bring economic diversity and job growth to the Queen City. The program is designed to set a path for startups that graduate via the accelerator program to gain potential local partnerships and be prepared to raise capital.

Applications for gALPHA Charlotte are open. The program will kick off on Sept. 18. Visit the gALPHA page for more information.

The gBETA Charlotte accelerator is looking for a program manager who will lead the recruitment of startups and guide founders through the programming. Interested candidates can learn more about the role and apply by visiting the gBETA website

Startup companies and founders interested in learning more about gBETA’s programming and resources or applying to a future program are encouraged to visit the gener8tor website.