Venture Knowledge Seminar Series

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The Venture Knowledge Seminar Series is a monthly seminar and workshop designed for student, faculty and community innovators. The series addresses commercialization, new venture creation and growth topics in a short hour-long format at the PORTAL Building on the UNC Charlotte campus. The series also offers a brief overview of University support resources.

All workshops will serve small bites in PORTAL 242 on UNC Charlotte’s campus.

To sign-up for event alerts and information, please contact Carrie Bovill.

Past Topics

  • How to recognize an opportunity (start-up or license)
  • Preparing a commercialization plan
  • Finding the first customer
  • Early-stage funding: SBIR/STTR, NSF I-Corp, NC Idea, equity investors, strategic partners
  • When good science makes a good commercial product — and when it doesn’t
  • Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?
  • Consulting agreements: What to look for…what to watch out for
  • Where the rubber hits the road: Two university start ups share their experiences