Developing Disruptors

Venture Winston Grants facilitates disruptive innovation by providing early-stage startups with a non-dilutive $50,000 grant and an infrastructure of support, connections, and resources.


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Your next step in starting up.

We go beyond providing funds. We lay the foundation for your future success. We are looking for the new ideas that will move us forward, and are currently accepting applicants within the Nutrition & Agriculture, Aviation & Aerospace, and Health & Well-Being fields.

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We invest in entrepreneurs.

Venture Winston Grants supports entrepreneurs who have the potential to shake up the status quo, but are lacking the resources and guidance needed to develop and build MVPs.

Members of the cohort will receive $50,000 in non-dilutive, non-equity grants. In addition to funds, entrepreneurs will have a personal mentor and team helping them throughout the program, free office space, and access to a network of industry leaders and investors through our partnerships with the New Ventures Accelerator and Winston Starts Incubator.

Calling all disruptors!

We are currently looking for early-stage start-ups within three sectors:

Future of Nutrition
& Agriculture

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Future of Aviation
& Aerospace

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Future of Health &

We are accepting applicants from across the country, but applicants must be prepared to move at least 51% of operations and a co-founder to Winston-Salem for a one-year residency.

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