Wake County Library


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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North Regional Library 
7009 Harps Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615

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David Grant 
Raleigh SCORE #0096 

Resources Available for Entrepreneurs


This workshop will provide you with information on the free resources available to entrepreneurs at Wake Tech Community College as well other organizations in the community. You will learn why Wake Tech Community College is a recognized player in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Triangle, how we find the gaps in the entrepreneurial fabric in Wake County and plug them, and how we bring entrepreneurship onto the Wake Tech campuses. We will provide you information on our corporate and business solutions and what is available for you, take you through our entrepreneurship initiatives and provide you information on other organizations we partner with to provide additional resources to you, the entrepreneur.


Speaker Biography

Katie Gailes is the Director of Entrepreneurship Initiatives at Wake Tech Community College where she runs several projects, including: LaunchWakeCounty, StartUp@WakeTech, and the Veterans Entrepreneurship Advantage. Her mission is to further the entrepreneurial culture and capacity in Wake County, NC and beyond. Prior to her current role, she had a long career with IBM, ran her own consulting practice and was a counselor in the Growing American Through Entrepreneurship (GATE) program at the NC Rural Economic development Center. Katie has been recognized for her commitment to veterans entrepreneurship by the NC Veterans Business Association; she received a Collaboration Award from the NC Department of Administration Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Office for the now statewide HUB Certification Day program; she was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International; received a Vocational Service Award from the North Raleigh Rotary Club; received a Women in Business Award from the Triangle Business Journal in 2018 and was named Woman of the Year in 2018 by the Black Professional Women of NC.