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Genesis Block Labs is a professional services company driven by a mission to advance entrepreneurship in communities block by block. Genesis Block Labs operates three brands to advance entrepreneurship and small business growth.

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Conversations to Contracts is almost here! Our biannual trade show was created to connect small and diverse-owned businesses with potential trade partners, procurement professionals, and financial partners. These alliances are crucial in stimulating economic activity and diversifying supply chains, and our tradeshow helps make it happen!

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Genesis Block Labs is a professional services company driven by a mission to advance entrepreneurship in communities block by block. Genesis Block Labs operates three brands to advance entrepreneurship and small business growth.

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Genesis Block Labs is a professional services company driven by a mission to advance entrepreneurship in communities block by block. Genesis Block Labs operates three brands to advance entrepreneurship and small business growth.

Mission

To advance entrepreneurship and small business growth in communities block by block.

Values

  • Community

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

Vision

To leverage entrepreneurship as a bridge to economic prosperity and social reconciliation.

Who We Are

Genesis Block Labs is a professional services company driven by a mission to advance entrepreneurship in communities block by block. Genesis Block Labs operates three brands to advance entrepreneurship and small business growth.

Mission

To advance entrepreneurship and small business growth in communities block by block

Vision

To leverage entrepreneurship as a bridge to economic prosperity and social reconciliation

Values

  • Community
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

Block Eatz

BLOCK EATZ

Block Eatz is a food hall incubator aimed at supporting local food entrepreneurs with marketing, entrepreneur training and a high traffic retail environment to strengthen their ventures. Block Eatz helps local and diverse owned businesses lower their start up costs and provides a more predictable foot traffic pattern with the location being at the McKeithan Center on the north campus of Cape Fear Community College.

Genesis Block Academy

GENESIS BLOCK ACADEMY

Genesis Block Academy is designed to support early stage startups, community entrepreneurs, diverse owned businesses and local small business owners with the development of sustainable business models. Genesis Block Academy offers three curriculum based training programs; Block Basics, Jumpstart Academy and Wits Begin Incubator. The academy also offers a Digital Learning Campus that can be accessible globally.

Genesis Bridge

GENESIS BRIDGE

Genesis Bridge is a supplier diversity platform providing solutions to simplify  sourcing, supply chain management and sustainability reporting. The aim is to streamline the procurement process for large organizations and give diverse owned businesses access to greater transaction opportunities.

Meet
The Founders

Girard Newkirk is a technology entrepreneur Founder and CEO of KWHCoin and Genesis Block..

Girard is a native of Pender County and moved back to the Wilmington area by way of San Jose, California in November of 2018 with a mission to bring technology and entrepreneurship to his native community.

In 2019, KWHCoin won the Coastal Entrepreneur Awards Emerging Company for the company’s work on combining renewable energy and technology. He serves on the boards of the Cape Fear Economic Development Committee, Cape Fear Collective, and Cape Fear Community College Information Technology Committee.

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What is it?
How will we do it?
What’s in it for you?
Ambassadors will play a major role in helping with the success of our
events by assisting with the organizing, marketing, and operations
necessary for the success of our events.
This is a great opportunity for you to connect with a diverse segment of
our community and to collaborate and create a sense of community and
belonging.

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