Ventureprise Aims to Expand the Pool of Angel Investors for Charlotte’s Innovation Economy

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A three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to Ventureprise, UNC Charlotte’s innovation and entrepreneurship center, will fund the Charlotte Community Capital Access Investment Initiative, a Ventureprise effort to unlock capital from multiple regional resources. Among CCCAII’s priorities is to recruit 150 angel investors — private investors who finance small business ventures in exchange for equity — from Charlotte’s growing population of high-net-worth individuals.

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