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Hornets Innovation Summit awards $30,000 to top pitches

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Two local entrepreneurs were selected as the winners of the fourth annual Hornets Innovation Summit Presented by Bank of America. The initiative  supports economic mobility in Charlotte, with the UNC Charlotte Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation providing expertise and training.

Student innovators awarded over $15,000 at 2024 Charlotte Venture Challenge: Student Edition

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The Charlotte Venture Challenge: Student Edition on March 27 recognized the impact of a journey of discovery for dozens of UNC Charlotte students. Campus and community leaders showed up for the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation event to celebrate the student teams. The Charlotte Venture Challenge process started early in the Spring 2024 semester, […]

UNC Charlotte joins NSF I-CORPS Mid-Atlantic Region Hub

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UNC Charlotte is now part of the National Science Foundation I-Corps Hub Mid-Atlantic Region, a network of 11 universities that helps researchers translate inventions to the marketplace.

Students seek solutions at inaugural Golden Hack: Impact Weekend

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UNC Charlotte students created innovative solutions to problems at the inaugural Golden Hack: Impact Weekend.

cei announces mentor hours at dubois center

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The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) has announced office hours at the Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center Center as part of their Small Business Ecosystem Partner Grant from the City of Charlotte. This program was developed to assist small businesses through an integrated support program at UNC Charlotte involving customer discovery training, access […]

CEI Awards Over $10,000 to Students, Faculty and Community Founders for Idea Launch, Commercialization and pilots

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With close to 200 attendees, this year’s Charlotte Venture Challenge (CVC) successfully brought together UNC Charlotte students, faculty and the Charlotte community. The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s networking and showcasing event took place in the PORTAL building on April 18th, highlighting student ideas, University commercialization and Charlotte startups. “Founded in 2001, the annual CVC […]

Mentor Madness: Student Pitch Semi-Finals

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This evening, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted Mentor Madness. This event is part of the 49er Impact Pitch Competition for UNC Charlotte Students. The competition was launched in March, with nearly 30 students across campus submitting a three minute video pitch. Judges then reviewed, scored and announced the top 12 social and business […]

CEI Launches Pitch Competition with Cash Prizes

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The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation officially launches the Spring 2023 49er Impact Pitch Competition! Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to finalists who pitch their ideas. https://entrepreneurship.charlotte.edu/events/upcoming-events/49er-impact-0

CEI Announces Spring Mentor Madness with Center’s EIRS

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The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation received a Small Business Ecosystem Partner Grant from the City of Charlotte to assist small businesses through an integrated support program at UNC Charlotte involving customer discovery training, access to technical talent, mentorship and other services. The UNC Charlotte Small Business Transformation Catalyst will support founders through entrepreneurial training, […]

CEI Hosts Charlotte Alumnus Mina Khalil for SBIR/STTR Workshop

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This week the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted Mina Khalil, UNC Charlotte Alumnus and SBIR/STTR Program Manager at the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for a special Lunch and Learn workshop for faculty, students and community memebers. Khalil discussed, to a sold out event, the different paths and opportunities for innovators and researchers […]