Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA Spring 2019 Alumni


Amissa’s primary focus is the development of assistive wearable technology for individuals with Autism, Alzheimer’s, Asperger’s, and related dementias to enhance their safety, well-being, reduce disability, and improve quality of life. In addition, Amissa compiles case-based and aggregated data to identify wandering patterns and conduct predictive analytics utilizing artificial intelligence. Our vision is to identify when individuals will wander and to alert families and caregivers ahead of an event to avoid a dangerous situation.

Jon Corkey

At Produce Relief

At produce relief’s objective is to provide an efficient Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution with the right developmental methodology rapidly by driving business results and customizing digital solutions to meet business goals. Its team consists of Scrum Master, Developer, Architect, Training and Support teaming with UNCC to bridge that gap between user and technology.

Krystal Barker


BatteryXchange is a technology and logistics company apart from the sharing economy. Its team has spent years in China where we have studied how our idea is conceptual. It has partnered with local restaurants, coffee shops, and bars to place our battery kiosks machines inside their locations. With this platform & product, users can rent portable batteries for their cell phones while on the go and once finished they can drop off batteries anywhere throughout a city where there are available kiosks.

Desmond Wiggan, Jr.


A wearable social media connected translation device which takes friends’ reactions to posts and translates them into colors. It is a fun and tangible source of social media interaction that could be readily available to all consumers. This could be a fresh, “next-generation” form of communication that simplifies social media reactions and interactions into a more natural form of communication through color.

Kristen Borel

Job Toss

Through the use of a mobile application and desktop interface, one may streamline and simplify the home improvement and maintenance market by directly connecting homeowners to those most suited to their needs while decreasing costs on both ends of the transaction. The platform also aims to address privacy concerns and alleviate some of the consumer trust issues associated with currently available home services aggregation platforms.

Ethan Wood


A web-based platform that allows financial professionals to provide financial planning and coaching to underserved families at an affordable cost. Users will pay a monthly subscription fee to receive financial advice from credentialed professionals. The technology will enable human advisors to service clients more efficiently and cost-effectively, making financial advice more accessible to a broader range of consumers.

Maui Vang

Receipt Drawer

A mobile app that helps users store their receipt and gift card while allowing retailers to verify a sale transaction by using a web admin panel. This platform will save every sale transaction by the product serial number. This information will be backed into our server for the retailers to cross-reference and to avoid one client shoplifting from one store and return it to another store for store credit or gift card

Assane Badji

Room to Focus

Room to Focus makes it easy for mid-tier businesses to capitalize on immersive technologies (collectively called XR), such as Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR), for organizational training, product introduction, onboarding or employee engagement initiatives. Our goal is to offer a plug-and-play library of immersive training modules on universally-required subjects, such as diversity training, anti-harassment or generational communication, as well as custom modules as needed. To show the business value behind this emerging technology, we are partnering and adapting a proprietary software tool to help companies determine Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)/Return on Investment (ROI) for using VR versus traditional training.

Lorraine Russell

Sealed Optics

Sealed Optics Co. Inc. will manufacture sealed optical components. The term sealed optics proclaims a design engineering philosophy – that optical performance and seal integrity are equally critical and necessarily must be considered simultaneously to achieve optimum sealed optic performance.

Grant Schrag


Shopii is a software application that works directly within a grocer’s e-commerce platform by pairing video meal prep tutorials with the pre-selected food items required to make the meal, allowing the shopper to select the meals she wants to prepare and then fill her cart in seconds with the exact ingredients needed. Through customized selections based on the store’s offerings and the buyer’s preferences, this process of meal planning, online shopping, and scheduled delivery can all be managed within one single, swift online visit. This is the future of grocery shopping.

Katherine Hotze


Primarily a mobile app-based platform that allows for unique control of media inputs and contribution controls enabling the ability to create a story without holes. The platform will include a “creatives” marketplace for freelance professionals
(photographers, authors, etc) to assist in the story creation. The freemium model will allow for multiple revenue streams and in-story ad revenue.

Michael Johnson