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Fix Capitalism for Communities

We’re a Public Benefit LLC on a mission to create a level playing field by helping founders build Investable businesses which have a scaling impact on those around them. Our goal is to help 1,000 founders grow through the crowd by 2030.

Creating the Future

Since late 2019, we’ve helped 20+ founders grow their startups with those who believe in their vision. $7M+ has been raised by the founders who pursued investment with 55%+ coming from the crowd propelling their growth. Collectively, the founders’ businesses are valued at $135M+ and have created over 100 jobs.

Our Team

 

We rely on a curated community of advisors, entrepreneurs, investors, and other partners who help create, scale, & exit Crowd-Based ventures.

Alexa Carlin

Head Creator Advisor and Founder & CEO of Women Empower X (WEX)

Alexa Carlin started her first business at the age of 17 and quickly scaled it through connecting with influential personal brands online. That business led her to growing a blog that attracted the support of Mark Cuban, Steve Madden, Rebecca Minkoff, Marc Jacobs, and Shaquille O’Neal among others. Her focus on doing well by doing good led her to becoming one of the youngest female professional speakers in the country. In 2016, she launched her company Women Empower X (WEX) and within 3 years it attracted over 20,000 attendees at their conferences and 1M virtually. Today, aside from growing her conference series, WEX, she is a bestselling author, influencer working with Fortune Global 500 brands, and works with entrepreneurs and creators as a coach and consultant helping them increase their reach and monetize their speaking. Her mission is to make a difference in at least one persons life a day.

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David Hogan

Contracted Chief of Staff

After working in corporate America for 22 years and supporting 30+ executives across Fortune 500 companies and startups with executive support, people operations, business operations and project management, David decided to start his own company where he could share his expertise with startups and busy executives. He opened a boutique consulting firm, Throne Consulting and began helping startup teams tackle the many hurdles involved with scaling a company to be successful. Advertising his business as a “one stop shop” for teams who aren’t sure where to start, no project is too small or off limits. 

In his role at Incolo, David is working on numerous projects including marketing strategy, social media management and much more.

Eric Porper

Chief Strategist

From early on, Eric has focused on the possibilities presented by emerging technologies and entrepreneurship. He started his first web-based company 20 years ago helping businesses leverage internet technologies to improve efficiencies in operations and connect with consumers. After moving to Raleigh in the early 2000’s, Eric spent 12 years at Allscripts, a public healthcare software company, and is credited with helping them shift to a modern marketing approach. Over the years, he has helped many early-stage technology companies hone in on their strategy, develop traction, and raise capital.

Will McGuire

Founder & CEO (aka Head of Disruption)

Since 2016, Will has gone from being an investor in 1 startup to being an investor-advisor in 80+ private companies from CRE, to main street, to high growth tech. He started Incolo to create a world where his children and others could fund and build companies together with anyone. 

Will’s vision?
A community owned city – dirt to tower, coffee shop to aerospace – all businesses in part owned by those who call it home.

Brandon Walker

Advisor, Creator Economy + Digital Marketing

Brandon started and built the sales team at Untappd, a social media platform for beer drinkers, until the company exited to a growth equity firm in 2020. He then joined the Incolo team as Head of Growth, where he spent a year testing new go-to-market strategies and new product development to help new and existing founders within Incolo’s Founder Community scale. Now, Brandon is the CEO of BDE.media. His team helps content creators grow their reach and monetize their audiences.

Mac Lackey

Incolo Advisor & Founder of The FĒNX

Mac Lackey is an entrepreneur who has built and sold six companies. Serving most recently as Founder/CEO of KYCK (acquired by NBC Sports), Mountain Khakis (acquired by Remington), InternetSoccer Network (acquired by News Corp SKY), and various other ventures. Currently, Lackey is mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs via the programs, The FĒNX and ExitDNA. 

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Ryan Vet

Incolo & Marketplace Advisor, Founder of boon, Inc.

Ryan Vet launched his first company, a marketing firm, Digi Tech Studio at age 14. From there he helped launch or lead a numberof venture-capital based companies before starting Boon, a streamlined way to help provide temporary staffing for healthcare organizations. Additionally, he is co-owner of The Oak House with two locations in NC.

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Sumit Vohra

Incolo Advisor, Business Builder

Sumit is the Founder, CEO & Chief Drinking Officer at Lonerider Brewing Company which operates in over 9 states & the UK and he is Chairman of Lonerider Spirits. He’s active in the NC entrepreneur ecosystem as a startup Advisor, Angel Investor, and Board Member.  In addition to distribution, logistics and operations, Sumit has an extensive technology background

Mark Easley

Incolo Advisor, IoT Expert

Mark Easley has been an active advocate, advisor, and investor in the investment crowdfunding industry since 2012. Mark is a tech startup advisor and angel investor in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. He previously had a 25 year technology career in engineering, marketing, and sales in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley. 

Desmond Wiggan

Desmond Wiggan

Co-Founder & CEO of BatteryXchange, Inc. & Launch Consultant

After spending 2 years in China obtaining his MBA in International Business, Desmond co-founded BatteryXchange. Desmond has almost a decade of professional experience with expertise in business development, technology, manufacturing, and international organizational management.  As the CEO of BatteryXchange, Desmond brings 1st hand knowledge of how to raise capital while building a team positioned to scale.

Jeff Dayton

Incolo Advisor, Syndicate Expert

Dayton is a seasoned senior executive, board director, board advisor, Angel Investor and leader from the Charlotte area who desires to elevate the recognition of NC’s Entrepreneurial Community. As CEO of Dayton International, Dayton is one of the world’s top executive consultants in digital transformation and modernization.