SHAPE Charlotte
  • Congratulations to Katie Levans of Plateshare for winning SHAPE Charlotte 2013!

    Congratulations to Katie Levans of Plateshare for winning SHAPE Charlotte 2013!

    Katie wowed the judges and audience with her business idea, Plateshare. She walked away with a combine $12,500 in seed capital.

  • SHAPE Charlotte Winner

    Congratulations to Barry Francois of Queen City Mobile Market for winning both the $2,500 Audience Choice Award and the $10,000 Judges Award!

  • Charlotte Shaper Membership

    The Charlotte Shapers are accepting applications for new members until May 5. Help us Shape Charlotte!

What We Do

Our Mission

We have been tasked by the World Economic Forum to create local programs that will make a global impact.

Not-for-Profit

We are a North Carolina nonprofit with 501(c)3 status!  Learn more about the format of our organization by reading our bylaws.

SHAPE Charlotte

An innovative business idea competition for young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-30

Events

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Final Presentations of the 2nd Annual SHAPE Charlotte Business Idea Competition.

In the News

Charlotte Among Top Places to Live for Millennials

Charlotte Among Top Places to Live for Millennials

Originally posted on Short Walk Home and written by Cassie Cunningham: If you’re a Millennial, apparently Charlotte is one of the...

Who Run the World: Carrie Cook

Originally posted on Creative Loafing and written by Hannah Levinson: It’s Women’s History Month! Creative Loafing loves to celebrate...

Principal’s Corner: Updates from Charlotte Shaper Katharine Bonasera

Originally posted here: March 2014 We have certainly dealt with quite the winter weather this year, but spring is...