Ventureprise is UNC Charlotte's innovation and entrepreneurship center serving not only the UNC Charlotte Campus, but the Charlotte region. As one of the 80 NSF 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 customer-centered innvoation and entrepreneurship. 

By offering the Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA Program to Charlotte and western North Carolina innovation-based startups, hosting the annual Charlotte Venture Challenge and supporting additional outreach programs, Ventureprise is able to support the area's entrepreneurs with a critical step in launching their business.


"There is a lot of effort that goes into customer discovery that even I, with having experience in building companies, learned much about in this course."

Curtis Watkins, Bova Metrics CEO


"This program helped us understand what pains our product solved and we were able to refine our mission statement, which is very important at this stage."

Mark Vande Guchte, FixMob