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Engaging High Growth Entrepreneurs

To Create a Sustainable and Innovative Global Community


Business Innovation & Growth (BIG), a membership organization, aims to create an intimate community of like-minded, high potential entrepreneurs and provide a meaningful and rewarding peer-to-peer exchange among those facing similar challenges with growing their businesses.

BIG is the “safe haven” for entrepreneurs to share challenges and mistakes, as well as successes, thereby feeling rejuvenated and energized to conquer that next big hurdle.

BIG educates members on best practices for growth-oriented companies and provides “concierge services” (resources and access) which would not otherwise be available to the entrepreneur. The programming is tailored to the CEO and key people of the executive teams to ensure a greater potential for success with the member companies.

BIG has two levels of membership termed Pathfinders and Trailblazers. Trailblazers are mid-to later-stage entrepreneurial companies that have achieved on average 20% annual growth. Pathfinders are start up and early-stage companies that exhibit high-growth and high-impact potential.

BIG is a trusted leader who cares about the success of each of its members.

BIG Announces Results of first ever Entrepreneurial Growth Survey for the Charlotte Region, March 2012: 


The Business Innovation & Growth Council (BIG) released results of its second annual Entrepreneurial Growth Index, May 2013:


The Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report, released in 2016, is the region’s first systematic evaluation of its diverse and rapidly growing innovation-driven entrepreneurship community. The report has been researched and created through the collaborative efforts of Ventureprise, Inc., the Business Innovation & Growth Council, and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute: