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Ventureprise Announces 2018 Charlotte Venture Challenge for May 1st

May 1, 2018

Keynote speaker Thom Ruhe, NC IDEA FOUNDATION President & CEO, will share his insight on NC IDEA's strategic funding direction and the state of North Carolina entrepreneurship.  The May 1st program will introduce a "new, interactive formate that focuses on promising innovation emerging from UNC Charlotte research and the Charlotte community," says Ventureprise Associate Director Devin Collins.

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Charlotte Venture Challenge 2018

Charlotte Venture Challenge 2018

May 1, 2018

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 President Thom Ruhe, followed by a panel of local startups that have received foundation funding. A reception will follow where participating ventures will showcase their innovations.

Register by Friday, April 27th at:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-venture-challenge-tickets-44373629721

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Ventureprise Names Laura Smailes as Assistant Director

Ventureprise Names Laura Smailes as Assistant Director

November 28, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Nov. 27, 2017- Ventureprise has hired Laura Smailes as Assistant Director to expand community outreach for NC IDEA recruitment and program management of initiatives to strengthen entrepreneurship at UNC Charlotte and the region. 

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Welcome Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders (YTILI) to Ventureprise

June 14, 2017

Ventureprise welcomes three international entrepreneur fellows for a two week program to explore U.S. opportunities and participate in Ventureprise activities.  The entrepreneurs are participating in the U.S. State Department Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Participants spend 2.5 weeks in the U.S. starting with a welcome program in Washington, DC and then a two week internships with their host organizations. 

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Two Ventureprise Companies Selected as Blue Diamond Award Finalists

February 20, 2017

InfoSense, Inc. and Virtual StrongBox, two companies at Ventureprise, were selected as finalists for the 2017 Blue Diamond Awards. The awards program gathers top IT and business executives to celebrate the best in Charlotte technology. 

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Ventureprise Launch Accelerator Begins February 2017

January 30, 2017

Charlotte-area innovators and entrepreneurs seeking to launch ventures to address national and global markets can jumpstart progress by participating in the Ventureprise Launch acceleration program beginning in February 2017.

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NC IDEA Foundation Awards Grant to Expand Ventureprise Launch

NC IDEA Foundation Awards Grant to Expand Ventureprise Launch

September 8, 2016

Ventureprise was named by the NC IDEA Foundation (www.ncidea.org) as a recipient of one of its first nine grants to North Carolina organizations that support entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship. 

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Inc. 5000 Fast-Growing Private Companies Features 44 Charlotte USA Firms.

Inc. 5000 Fast-Growing Private Companies Features 44 Charlotte USA Firms.

August 19, 2016

PLANIT GROUP named fastest growing in North Carolina.  

The 2016 Inc. 5000 fast-growing private companies ranking includes 186 companies headquartered in the Carolinas. These top performing businesses are concentrated in Charlotte USA, home to 44 firms, and the combined Raleigh and Durham-Chapel Hill metros, also home to 44 firms.

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The Impact of Innovation...Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report

The Impact of Innovation...Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report

March 25, 2016

The Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report (CEGR) is the region’s first systematic evaluation of its diverse and rapidly growing innovation-driven entrepreneurship community. The initial 2015 edition was funded by the Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship, a public-private, entrepreneurial initiative supported by the City of Charlotte and the NC IDEA Foundation. The report was researched and created through an effort led by Ventureprise in collaboration with the Business Innovation & Growth Council, and UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute.

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UNC Charlotte Selected as an NSF Innovation Corps Site

May 28, 2015

 

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The UNC Charlotte proposal for a Ventureprise Charlotte Launch program was selected as an NSF I-Corps Site in a nationally competitive solicitation by the National Science Foundation. The selection also designates UNC Charlotte as one of 36 universities that are part of the NSF National Innovation Network.

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