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Mar
02
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Some people spend years learning the nuances of building a viable business plan, brand identity, and a working prototype in the hopes of launching a successful business. Now, imag…
Ventureprise sponsors innovation and entrepreneurship during Charlotte Startup Weekend 2015 at the UNC Charlotte’s Uptown Campus. http://ventureprise.org/blog/ventureprise-supports-charlotte-startup-weekend-2015/

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Nov
26
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Doug Lebda is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. As Keynote Speaker for the 2013 NC Entrepreneurship Summit, Doug Lebda, who is founding CEO of Lending Tree, shared his idea to …
As Keynote Speaker for the 2013 NC Entrepreneurship Summit, Doug Lebda, who is founding CEO of Lending Tree, shared his idea to start Lending Tree, which birthed after his own miserable experience of trying to secure a mortgage. http://ventureprise.org/blog/insights-and-wisdom-from-the-2013-nc-entrepreneurship-summit-keynote-address/

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Aug
27
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Last week, Inc. magazine released its annual ranking of the fastest growing U.S. private companies. The five Charlotte USA companies listed below are in industries that are repres…
Last week, Inc. magazine released its annual ranking of the fastest growing U.S. private companies. Five Charlotte USA companies made the list, and they are in industries that are representative of the region’s economy. http://ventureprise.org/blog/congrats-to-our-2013-inc.-500-winners-and-a-longer-view/

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Aug
12
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What Could Be Better Than Free Money? We know that promises of “free money” are highly suspect. But, there is one exception: NC IDEA grants. Even better than “free”, an N…
Nothing is better than free money. Entrepreneurs in the NC area, NC IDEA opens up today. http://ventureprise.org/blog/nc-idea-grant-opens-today-for-entrepreneurs/

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Jul
09
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By Lori Collins Most entrepreneurs are well aware of the benefits of courting and engaging strong business and technical advisers. Then why is it that founders often fail to at…
Most entrepreneurs are well aware of the benefits of courting and engaging strong business and technical advisers. Then why is it that founders often fail to attract the best talent for their outside team? http://ventureprise.org/blog/on-courting-startup-advisers/

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Jul
02
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“Ideas are worthless; it’s about execution.”  Dan Gotte, IMAF Panelist Dan Gotte made this seemingly spontaneous remark to a large group of entrepreneurs…
Good ideas aren’t worthless, but unless they are met with a series of informed and timely decisions that leverage all elements essential to a startup and growth venture, there is the likelihood they end up becoming the failed predecessor. http://ventureprise.org/blog/an-entreprenuers-idea-when-a-sound-bite-becomes-iconic/

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Jun
25
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“At the lab, the pressure is to keep searching for a breakthrough, a new way to do things.  And it’s accepted that the cost of this insight is failure, finding ou…
Innovation and Entrepreneurs http://ventureprise.org/blog/innovation-is-the-entrepreneurs-laboratory/

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Jun
25
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“At the lab, the pressure is to keep searching for a breakthrough, a new way to do things.  And it’s accepted that the cost of this insight is failure, finding ou…
Innovation and Entrepreneurs http://ventureprise.org/blog/innovation-is-the-entrepreneurs-laboratory1/

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Jun
18
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I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.– Bishop Desmond Tutu If your organization is conducting innovation leadership training, the odds are…
http://ventureprise.org/blog/why-your-innovation-leadership-training-will-fail/

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Tags : entrepreneurinnovationHenry Doss
Jun
11
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You might have it down to the last detail – the business plan, the financing, the marketing – but without customers, you don’t have a business. So the question r…
How to select the right first customers to help your business prosper now and into the future. http://ventureprise.org/blog/in-search-of-first-customers-the-worthy-and-unworthy/

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Jun
04
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The most interesting thing about Jeremy Olson isn’t what he’s doing at Tapity, it’s how he got here — because it foretells where he’s going. Tapit…
The most interesting thing about Jeremy Olson, founder of the Apple Design Award winner company Tapity, isn’t what he’s doing at Tapity, it’s how he got here — because it foretells where he’s going. http://ventureprise.org/blog/jeremy-olson-builds-tapity-on-his-own-terms/

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May
21
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Every time I attend a conference the two speakers I want to see always seem to be presenting at the same time in different rooms. The University Startups Showcase and Conference i…
The University Startups Showcase and Conference in Washington D.C. started a showcase track to highlight the best 100 university startups and UNC Charlotte spin-out CanDiag, Inc. was one of them. http://ventureprise.org/blog/global-1000-companies-vs.-the-best-university-startups/

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May
08
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My visits to the London Underground (or “Tube”) always result in a smile when I see that English admonition to “Mind the Gap”. It focuses one’s atten…
A few weeks ago, UNC Charlotte organized an all-day conference at its Center City building to focus on another kind of gap. Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Entrepreneurial Capital: Strategies for Success for Women and Under-Represented Minorities wa… http://ventureprise.org/blog/bridging-the-gap/

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