Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA Fall 2018 Alumni

Dormitory 101

Dormitory 101’s mission is to create a valuable premium blanket line that does not only serves as a bed blanket but also a lifelong keepsake. Its blanket achieves its worth through its texture, comfort, and durability.

Lana Troung


JouleScout is helping people make money by being smarter about when to use energy at home. Its goal is to strengthen the relationship between electricity providers and their customers.

DeAndrea Salvador and Kate Friedheim, LLC

Fossch is a family, online social support communication platform that allows family members to seamlessly plan family reunions, create a real-time family tree, genealogy search, DNA testing, group chat, family game night and more- on a single platform.

Walter Staton

smart Girls HQ

Smart Girls HQ is a social good startup on a mission to demystify STEM for parents and their girls aged 3-12. We do that by curating and developing STEM-inspired content in an easy to digest and engaging way through our website and weekly newsletters. We are currently working on making our product more personal by developing a time-saving AI-driven assistant for parents that matches early STEM interest to resources and creates a personalized learning path for their young girls.

Abi Olukeye

snatcher, inc.

Snatcher, INC (now CoreSnatcher) is a workout tool that helps in shaping one’s core.

Jacqueline Goldston Moss

snugwicks, llc

The Sugwicks, LLC has a patent-pending Snugwicks ORIGINAL WRAP that is a wearable garment that captures the splattering, the spread of bacteria, and that wet doggy smell while it dries a dog. Instead of a towel (or four), the Snugwicks ORIGINAL WRAP can be used to take a dog from soggy to lightly damp without any hassle.

Cathleen Ulicny and Megan Byrd


SPF has a Patented “Solar Fence” which is primarily used for heating swimming pools and/or spas- (all in-ground pools require the installation of a fence) – and also have a “Bolt-On” product to adapt onto existing fences. Future applications can be modified to heat (or preheat) domestic water sources. The water runs thru a Patented system within the fence – but simultaneously heats the water while the invention serves the purpose of a traditional fence structurally, and decoratively.

Randall Rutkai