As we all transition to working and learning from home to protect against the spread of COVID-19, we have compiled virtual resources to help you continue your entrepreneurial or professional journey.


Our office hours are open to anyone, free of charge!

We are grateful to have a community that bands together and supports each other during hard times.

If you want to offer a virtual service or office hours, please reach out to Emma Balin at

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Chris Langford
Venture Capitalist in Residence

Learn about the fundraising process and all things venture capital.
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Mark McDowell
Investor, Entrepreneur+ Engineer

Mark is available to chat with entrepreneurs about the venture capital process and how to prepare for venture meetings.
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Meg Seitz
Brand/Marketing Expert

Discuss ideas for how you might need to pivot your marketing + communications to reach customers right now.
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Mike Faubert
Experienced Sales + Marketing Leader

Discuss bringing products from idea to retail, including topics such as sourcing, product development, packaging, branding, pricing, and product delivery.
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Louis Foreman
Entrepreneur, Innovator + Investor

Need help building and scaling a product? A prolific inventor, Louis is the inventor of 10 registered US Patents, and his firm, Enventys, is responsible for the development and filing of well over 700 more.
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Mark Russell
Senior Strategy Executive and Consultant

For help with business models + strategy, reach out to Mark! He is well versed in the Lean Startup Methodology and thinks all startups should complete the Lean Canvas.
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David Nason
HireBrain Founder + Global HR Leader

Discuss any and all things related to people, crisis management, remote working, recruiting + hiring.
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Steve Kaliski
Theatre Professor + Public Speaking Coach

Steve can help you deliver authentic, organized, and confident presentations in online and in-person spaces.
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Cynthia Beiler
Consultant + Fractional CRO

Discuss creative sales strategies designed to accelerate profitable growth.
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Journalists are telling the story of the COVID-19 pandemic with stunningly informative maps and charts. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to load spreadsheet data into the free and powerful data science software called R, and make your own maps and charts, similar to those you see in the New York Times. No matter what your field of study or work, you can benefit from better charts and graphs!. 

Podcasting Essentials

Wednesday, May 30
5PM – 6:30PM

If you’re trying to grow your brand or reach new audiences, getting into podcasting is a powerful way to do just that. Join Andy Goh, founder of GohJo Studios and local podcasting expert, to dive right in and learn the essentials.

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 In this introduction to WordPress, we’ll look at the basic building blocks of WordPress, learn how to work with the Gutenberg editor, custom CSS within a theme, and utilize plugins, to make your WordPress site look and function the way you intend. Please come with a WordPress site you want to work on. 

How To Collaborate With Each Other (From Afar)

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As we support one another from afar, The Hurt Hub team has introduced an easy way to help us better connect with one another, called I Can. I Need. We Did!

Using a simple Google form, you can find help (or offer some) – to assist each other through new challenges and opportunities right now. We invite you to submit things you need – or things you might have to offer others. It can be a skill set, expertise, capacity to work on projects, etc. – or perhaps you’re looking for help or experience on a certain topic. No matter how big or small the need or the offering – please let us know. Our team will be monitoring your submissions and helping to make connections – including students in our Gig-Hub program

Take a look and submit something – even if you’re not sure what could happen! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Community Manager, Zee Holmes

Local events (gone virtual!)

Packard Place Public House

Every Wednesday

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Connect with entrepreneurs, investors
and other professionals in our startup ecosystem.
All via Zoom! (BYOB)

The PitchBreakfast: Pitch Your Pivot Challenge is Back!

Wednesday, May 13

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

For a second month, PitchBreakfast is hosting the Pitch Your Pivot challenge, an opportunity for founders to share how they are adapting to the current crisis and possibly win some funding (from over $5000 being awarded by NC IDEA). 


Fintech Generations

June 3 – June 4, 2020

Virtual Conference

Fintech Generations has featured some of the top speakers from around the world addressing emerging fintech topics such as the growing fintech ecosystem in the Southeast US.

Mental Health + Physical Well-Being

Yoga + Meditation Videos

led by Hurt Hub coworking

member Kelly Spiggle

Online Wellbeing Blog

KD Alive

Check out their Isolation Guide!

Free workout class videos!


The Hurt Hub@Davidson is partnering with Charlotte Inno and other startup ecosystem partners in our region to provide virtual resources to entrepreneurs at this time. For the most up to date list of resources, please refer to Charlotte Inno.

Online Communities

Join the Flywheel Davidson Slack team – connect with Flywheel Coworking members you typically see at The Hurt Hub every day!

Join the LaunchLKN Slack team – connect with the broader Charlotte/Lake Norman technology and startup ecosystem!

Making the most of WFH

As we transition to a world where WFH is the norm,

here are a few articles we found helpful:

How to Work From Home, if You’ve Never Done It Before (New York Times)

5 Tips for Staying Productive and Mentally Healthy While You’re Working From Home (Time Magazine)

The Verge Guide To Working at Home (The Verge)


If you want to offer a virtual service or have an idea for a virtual event, please reach out to Emma Balin at

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