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April 13, 2016
27 Finalists competing at 15th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge

27 finalists competing at 15th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge The 15th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge, which will be held, Tuesday, April 19, at the North Carolina Research Ca…

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September 8, 2016
NC IDEA Foundation Awards Grant to Expand Ventureprise Launch

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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Our Regional Network

Collaboration with high impact people fuels entrepreneurial success

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Initiatives that provide interaction between the valuable constituents in an entrepreneurial ecosystem creates real opportunity to accelerate business growth and move rapidly towards commercial success.

Ventureprise serves as an expert resource for commercialization, opportunity assessment and incubation/acceleration.  A broad range of organizations that make up the regional entrepreneurial network supply many other needed services to entrepreneurs.

The Regional Network includes: 

Entrepreneurial Support Organizations

  • Ventureprise, Inc. (Innovation-focused programs, technology commercialization and Incubator/Accelerator)
  • Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) (high growth development programs)
  • Packard Place (Uptown Charlotte entrepreneurial hub)
  • Queen City Forward (social enterprise)
  • SCORE (mentoring)
  • Small Business and Technology Development Center

Capital Sources

  • Charlotte Angel Fund
  • NC IDEA

Colleges and Universities

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)
  • Queens University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Winthrop University
  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College
  • Johnson and Wales
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Gaston College

Research and Development

  • UNC Charlotte
  • North Carolina Research Campus
  • Charlotte Research Institute
  • David H. Murdock Research Institute

Government Agencies

  • City of Charlotte
  • Centralina Economic Development Commission
  • Cabarraus County
  • City of Kannapolis
  • North Carolina Department of Commerce

Economic Development

  • Charlotte Regional Partnership
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce