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.


Atom Power Innovative Circuit Breaker Featured in Charlotte Business Journal

January 7, 2016

Atom Power, LLC, a Ventureprise client-tenant located in the PORTAL building, was featured in a Charlotte Business Journal article posted on December 31. The article describes the company’s breakthrough technology for a digital circuit breaker and go-to-market plans.



Congratulations to Charlotte's Fastest Growing Company, InfoSense

December 14, 2015

InfoSense, Inc., a technology company founded by a UNC Charlotte engineering professor, is ranked as the fastest growing Charlotte area private company on the annual Fast 50 list published by the Charlotte Business Journal.

InfoSense illustrates the power of leveraging the inventive talent of university researchers, particularly in collaboration with business partners, to create products that improve the world resulting in substantial business opportunity.


InnovateHER Charlotte Region Winner Selected

November 23, 2015

UChef founder Mary Guin was the winner of the Charlotte regional finals of the InnovateHER Challenge national prize competition. InnovateHER is a national competition organized by the Small Business Administration (SBA), in partnership with Microsoft to identify products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and families.



Atom Power Featured in August-September 2015 Charlotte Biz magazine

October 19, 2015

Atom Power, LLC, a Ventureprise client-tenant located in the PORTAL building, is featured in the current issue of Charlotte Biz. Ryan Kennedy, CEO and UNC Charlotte electrical engineering alumnus, has developed a new circuit breaker that is software driven, allowing operators to dynamically change characteristics.



City Startup Labs Collaborates with Ventureprise to Establish a Center of Excellence

October 6, 2015


City Startup Labs (CSL) to be located at Universy of North Carolina at Charlotte, in association with Ventureprise

Kevin Loomis with Ecomdash named Small Business CIO of the Year

Kevin Loomis with Ecomdash named Small Business CIO of the Year

August 27, 2015

Ecomdash has announced that Kevin Loomis, co-founder and VP of product development at ecomdash, was named the Small Business CIO of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal. 


UNC Charlotte Selected as an NSF Innovation Corps Site

May 28, 2015



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.


Ventureprise graduate named Woman Business Enterprise of the Year

May 8, 2015

Choice Translating ( was announced as the Charlotte Mecklenburg Woman Business Enterprise of the Year at the annual Crowns of Enterprise award ceremony on May 7, 2015.


Ecomdash wins big at the 2015 ProAds Awards, presented by the BusinessMarketing Association of the Carolinas

May 5, 2015


Ecomdash was just awarded top honors at the 2015 ProAds Marketing Awards.