UPcoming events and opportunities
Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps Programming
UNC Charlotte's long-standing support of entrepreneurship has blossomed with its 2015 selection as a National Science Foundation I-Corps Site. The Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corp Site has taken a total of 163 University technology teams through a six-week customer discovery program and has 11% of these teams advancing to the NSF National I-Corps Program. Additionally, as a recipient of the 2016/2018/2020 Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partner NC IDEA FOUNDATION grants, 112 community tech startups from Charlotte and Western, NC have completed the six-week I-Corps customer discovery program.
Full list of NSF National I-Corps teams here.
Ventureprise also works with community startups to foster partnerships with Charlotte research. Ventureprise Assistant Director Laura Smailes sat down with Smart Girls HQ Founder Abi Olukeye and College of Computing and Informatics' Dr. Mary Lou Maher to discuss their partnership and their path to commercialization using UNC Charlotte and Ventureprise resources.
With a vital importance of diverse perspectives and a need for more inclusive leadership in the entrepreneurial sector, Ventureprise and City Startup Labs has designed a collaborative learning program that educates, empowers and inspires women and other underrepresented minorities to utilize their expertise and potential for social and economic impact and growth while advancing an inclusive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators.
Click below for more information. Fall Cohort graduating September 16th.
2021 Charlotte Venture Challenge
Watch the full event below, or catch the recap and all the panels here.