Researchers and inventors from academic programs change our lives with unique products and services. However, having a new discovery on its own doesn’t get you very far. Ventureprise helps researchers affiliated with UNC Charlotte to fully develop their ideas or inventions and turn them into a marketable product. How do we do this? By supporting and connecting researchers to the formal commercialization process, including patents, prototyping, market analysis, business plan development and funding partners needed to lead an innovator from idea to sustainable business.
The Ventureprise accelerator, located in the Charlotte Research Institute’s PORTAL building on the campus of UNC Charlotte, offers startup and growth-stage companies an affordable space where they can share ideas and insights, trust and expertise, markets and strategies, networks and connections. Clients benefit from fully furnished facilities plus turnkey services and access to university resources such as the research library, lab space, and other campus resources. But Ventureprise at PORTAL is much more than a building. It is a place where access to other innovators and a host of growth and education opportunities can ignite entrepreneurial businesses. Submit a Ventureprise incubator and accelerator application here.