The 2018 Charlotte Venture Challenge will focus on Ventureprise Launch participants and showcase these innovation based ventures from the Charlotte community and UNC Charlotte researchers and students. The event will feature a keynote by NC IDEA Foundation Presiden…
Ventureprise Supports Charlotte Startup Weekend 2015
March 02, 2015 at 3:51 PM
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, imagine if you and a random group of strangers were given three days to accomplish the same feat? This is the challenge 100 potential entrepreneurs stepped up to this past weekend (Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015) during the Charlotte Startup Weekend at the UNC Charlotte Uptown campus.
This effort to promote viable, innovative ideas, by local supporters including Ventureprise, a signature sponsor of the event since its inception in 2009, the Charlotte Startup Weekend is a three-day, 54-hour entrepreneurial crash course. That provides an amazing learning experience in a short amount of time. From Friday to Sunday, strangers banded together to create a minimally viable product (or MVP for short), a functional prototype or demo, and to develop a business model. Sounds simple, but anyone who knows anything about business and entrepreneurship can tell you this is no small deed, especially for a newly organized team with a 54-hour time limit.
With participants from multiple fields, ranging from psychology majors and journalists to software developers and graphic designers, the weekend-long experience unites people with a variety of skills and gave participants a lesson in entrepreneurship. These groups are mentored by some of Charlotte’s most creative minds and entrepreneurs, including Jennifer Daniels, founder and CEO of Good&Smart branding agency and WordPress expert Brett Bumeter. These teams developed sustainable business plans and innovative ideas, some even with a working prototype to showcase.
The Charlotte Startup Weekend provided a well-rounded learning experience for anyone that is interested in starting their own business or building relationships with fellow entrepreneurs.
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