Acrowire at PORTAL

August 5, 2014


Ventureprise welcomes Acrowire Technology Consulting to the PORTAL Building.  

Welcome to RJ Kennedy Group

Welcome to RJ Kennedy Group

June 11, 2014

Ventureprise extends a welcome to the RJ Kennedy Group who moved into the Portal building on May 27, 2014.  The RJ Kennedy Group is an electrical and mechanical engineering firm historically specializing in high-rise buildings, data centers, high-end upfits, and trading floors.  They focus on a progressive approach to engineering and problem solving, with a passion for solving highly complex, strange, or unusual projects.  They believe that the purpose of engineering is to invent great things and make the world a better place.  Learn more about this company by visiting their website at:

Welcome Spatial Decision Systems

Welcome Spatial Decision Systems

June 11, 2014

Ventureprise welcomes one of it's latest companies to the Portal building.  Spatial Decision Systems moved in on May 15.  This company provides technology tools for public and private organizations to better understand market and industry forces, competitive dynamics, and changes to the physical and economic environments in order to make challenging investment decisions.  To learn more about Spatial Decision Systems, check out:



May 2, 2014


7 Winners of 36 Competing Teams Awarded $60,000

 Cash Prizes



Ventureprise to Accept Applications for 2014 "Customer Discovery" Program

January 8, 2014

A New Initiative Modeled after NSF I-Corps for Entrepreneurs and University Innovators

2nd Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day

2nd Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day

December 13, 2013

The 2nd Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day featured 12 innovative pitches by early-stage entrepreneurs to a 15-person judging panel from Charlotte's leading corporate and entrepreneurial innovation-driven enterprises.


Countervail Corporation Receives Additional $5.4 Million from BARDA

November 12, 2013

Further congratulations to Countervail Corporation who recently announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), has exercised a contract option for an additional $5.4 million for the further development of galantamin hydrobromide, under the trade name AverTox, as a medical countermeasure to the toxic effects of organophosphorus based nerve agents.



Countervail Corporation Awarded Additional $343,000 SBIR Phase II Grant

October 27, 2013

Congratulations are in order to Countervail Corporation for the recent Fast Track SBIR Phase II Grant award they received from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Countervail is a biotechnology company that is developing a broad spectrum medical countermeasure to the toxic effects of organophosphorus based nerve agents as well as a large class of pesticides for the protection of military and civilian populations.

President, Bill Basinger stated, "We are pleased to have successfully completed the performance milestones required in the first phase of the SBIR grand and look forward to success in phase II."


Solar Decathlon National Competition

October 14, 2013

The Department of Energy is sponsoring a "Solar Decathlon" national competition. Students and faculty within UNC Charlotte's College of Arts & Architecture, College of Engineering and College of Business who have been involved in this competition have developed a net-zero energy, solar-powered home called UrbanEden.  This urban house, designed for young professionals or empty-nesters, has a strong connection between indoor and outdoor living areas.  The house is designed for the city of Charlotte.

 You can check out the house at:


C5 Insight Named One Of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine

August 27, 2013

C5 Insight has been named one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine.  This exclusive ranking is given only to U.S. based, privately held, independent, for-profit companies with significant percentage revenue growth.  Curtis Hughes, Managing Partner of C5 Insight stated, "We feel extremely humbled, blessed and honored to be recognized alongside such an impressive group of organizations.  Of course, this would not be possible without the amazing team that we have here.  Every single individual on our team serves each other and our clients tirelessly, and receiving national recognition of the hard work is a great validation that what we are doing makes a difference."

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