Charlotte’s got a lot. While the catchy tourism slogan is applicable to the many beautiful attractions to check out while visiting Charlotte, it’s also relevant to the burgeoning fintech startup scene here. Incubators, bootcamps, and entrepreneurial support services spearheaded by organizations like Queen City Fintech are changing the dynamic for startups in Charlotte. A growing number of young companies are incubating into mature profitable organizations through a homegrown recipe of smart talent, affordable office space, and a wildly supportive community. One of the most successful companies to emerge from the local startup scene is AvidXchange.
Mike Petrillo is the Manager of Operations Data at AvidXchange, the AP automation software company headquartered in Charlotte.