Follow Girard Linkedin Twitter Facebook
Email Girard Email
Economic Development
Jan 21, 2022

Wits Begin Helps to Build Sustainable Businesses Locally

Sponsored Content provided by Girard Newkirk - Co-founder & CEO , Genesis Block

Genesis Block has partnered with Corning Inc for the development of the Wits Begin Incubator Program. Wits Begin is an incubator program designed to help early stage startups and small businesses achieve business model validation and prove they have a market for their product or service.

Founders will receive educational programming, technical assistance, business model development, mentoring and networking. The program consists of 12 weeks of training and business development. Participants also receive a 12-month coworking membership to Genesis Block.

Genesis Block is a business development services company driven by a mission to advance entrepreneurship in communities block by block. We have 5 pillars that guide our method for spurring sustainable economic development.

  • Business Development: We provide resources to help entrepreneurs and small business owners strengthen their ventures.

  • Strategic Planning: We help forward-thinking organizations achieve their goals for equity in entrepreneurship and workforce development.

  • Innovation: We manage coworking and shared workspace offering entrepreneurs, freelancers and creators affordable spaces to grow their businesses.

  • Education: The GenesisBlock Entrepreneur Academy offers four curriculum-based programs that our technical training and mentors regardless of the stage in their entrepreneurial journey.

  • Technology: GenesisBlock technology is powered by Anza which connects minority and women-owned businesses, prime contractors, government agencies, developers, vendors and trade partners on one easy to use platform.

    Corning Inc. collaborated with Genesis Block to provide funding for the Genesis Block Wits Begin program with the aim to help the company support its mission to advance entrepreneurship in communities and grow sustainable small businesses locally.

    Applications are currently open for founders and business owners to apply. Apply here.

Gbicon transparent
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Mcwhorter 0005

UNCW Research Stories

Heather McWhorter - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Earuth300x300

FOREWARN: A Valuable New Benefit to Members

Ea Ruth - Cape Fear REALTORS®
Dallasromanowski headshotcopy

Don’t Eat the Bear in One Bite: Planning Your Future in Steps

Dallas Romanowski - Cornerstone Business Advisors

Trending News

Local Government Commission Does Not Approve Project Grace 

Johanna F. Still - Sep 22, 2022

State Legislature Candidates Share Views With Business Leaders

Cece Nunn - Sep 22, 2022

Application Denied: After LGC Setback, County Will Still Pursue Civic Project

Johanna F. Still - Sep 23, 2022

County Commission Candidates Participate In Power Breakfast Forum

Johanna F. Still - Sep 22, 2022

Work On Wilmington Seeks Nonprofit Projects To Complete

Staff Reports - Sep 23, 2022

In The Current Issue

MADE Winner: Supporter Business Category

The Cape Fear Manufacturing Partnership earned a MADE award in the Supporter Business Category....


MADE Winners: Food & Beverage Category

The Food & Beverage Category winners are Acme Smoked Fish of North Carolina, Kind Cultures and N. SEA. Oyster Co....


Housing Demand Still High, Pricing Tricky

It's not the end of the world, says one top-producing Realtor....

Book On Business

The 2022 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100