Growing the Tech Community in Our Backyard

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As a growing startup deeply rooted into the city of Charlotte, NC, Stratifyd is committed to leveraging partnerships for benefit of the local tech community.

Coming off a successful first financial quarter, the company has had the opportunity to join several organizations. Stratifyd CEO Derek Wang was named to the CBJ Leadership Trust and the NC Tech Board, groups that promote technology, entrepreneurship, and education throughout the Charlotte area. Building on these relationships, Wang and Stratifyd’s leadership team have long-term goals of partnering with like-minded entities – government and others – to establish innovation funds and create incubators to attract entrepreneurs to the area.

“We’re excited work with these organizations to drive entrepreneurship into our local market,” Wang said. “I believe this will help propel both Stratifyd and Charlotte to the national level.”

By working with initiatives like the Workforce Investment Network (WIN) established by the Carolina FinTech Hub, Stratifyd is excited to help create new pathways for untapped talent to find a future in tech through different industries within the region.

“The WIN program is doing amazing things for the city’s tech scene,” Wang said. “We would love to utilize this program to further diversify our local tech community.”

WIN offers paid professional development through a six-month program that includes more than 700 hours of classroom instruction and part-time office exposure. On completion of the program, participants will continue their full-time employment with community partners.

“Charlotte has a deep, multilayered bench of innovators, entrepreneurs, and next generation tech companies,” said Charlotte City Councilman and Founder of Carolina FinTech Hub, Tariq Scott Bokhari. “Companies like Stratifyd can use their innovation and commitment to the community to deploy their products to benefit the region. It’s an amazing sight to see.”

Along with giving back to the community, Stratifyd is continuously searching for ways to serve our Fortune 1500 clients. A few weeks ago, we held an inaugural user group where customers, prospects, and partners alike came together for a glimpse of the Queen City, as well as an exclusive look into the future of the company and the chance to hear from innovators across different industries.

As a multinational company, our customers span three continents. After the success of the inaugural user conference, which featured companies like E&Y, Mastercard, and Ally Bank, the Stratifyd team is working towards executing future user groups that range from a broad level to a vertical-specific level to better serve clients based on varying needs.

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“We want to spread awareness of Charlotte to other countries,” Wang said. “We’re excited to show our clients how our home base is a beacon of light in the tech space.”