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About Ventureprise

Ventureprise is UNC Charlotte’s innovation and entrepreneurship center serving the UNC Charlotte campus and Charlotte region. As one of 80 National Science Foundation I-Corps sites, recipient of a 2016 NC IDEA ecosystem grant and creator of the Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report, Ventureprise serves as a center of excellence for evidence based entrepreneurship. By offering three core programs focusing on customer discovery and business model generation; the Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps program to faculty and students at UNC Charlotte and surrounding campuses, Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA program to Charlotte and western North Carolina innovation-based startups and 49er Foundry Incubator for UNC Charlotte students, Ventureprise works to provide the resources and expertise for university and community base startups to get to the next level of business formation, scaling or funding.


Ventureprise Team

Paul Wetenhall, Executive Director
Devin Collins, Associate Director
Laura Smailes, Assistant Director
Carolyn Smith, Administrative Support Specialist


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Portal Building, Suite 252
Shipping: 9319 Robert D. Snyder Rd.
Mailing: 9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

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