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Inside UNC Charlotte recognizes Ventureprise as host of Idea Pitch 2019

Ventureprise to hold Idea Pitch 2019
   March 18, 2019

Ventureprise in partnership with UNC Charlotte's Student Organization, Global Business Brigades, will host Idea Pitch 2019 on Wednesday, April 3. An opportunity for all UNC Charlotte students to showcase their business or research ideas, Idea Pitch will provide tools and resources to assist with proposed entrepreneurial ventures. Ventureprise will hold two information sessions....

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Ventureprise Alumnus Desmond Wiggins Featured in StartCharlotte

Ventureprise Alumnus Desmond Wiggins Featured in StartCharlotte
   March 6, 2019

Sometimes having a successful startup is all about being in the right place at the right time. For ...

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CCI Wins Big at Queen City Hackathon

CCI Wins Big at Queen City Hackathon
   February 27, 2019

Teams from CCI Earn Top-Two Prizes

On a recent rainy February weekend, several students representing UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) participated in the Queen City Hackathon and two CCI squads came away with top prizes. 

Featuring nearly 150 participants, Charlotte's largest data science and machine learning hackathon is for those who believe in...

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Entrepreneurial Decisions: Public Speaker Series

Entrepreneurial Decisions: Public Speaker Series
   February 26, 2019

Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of the teaching and research of the Belk College of Business. The Belk College is offering a new public speaker series called Entrepreneurial Decisions. During each talk, entrepreneurs in the Charlotte region discuss the decisions they made, such as starting their businesses as individual founders versus teams, acquiring the...

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Venturprise Alumnus Khalia Braswell Makes NBC News Learn

Ventureprise Alumnus Khalia Braswell Makes NBC News
   February 25, 2019

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Khalia Braswell is a computer scientist and founder of INTech Camp for Girls. After starting as a user experience engineer for Apple, she quit her job and moved to her hometown of Charlotte, NC, to run her non-profit full time. "Discovering You: Engineering Your World" is produced by NBC News Learn in partnership with Chevron, the American Society for...

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Ventureprise Alumnus Receives Venture for America Fellowship

Ventureprise Alumnus Receives Venture for America Fellowship
   February 11, 2019

“Actually, it was here that I realized I wanted to be an entrepreneur,” said Miguel Avila during an interview in the 49er Foundry, the student business incubator at UNC Charlotte. Avila, a Belk College of Business senior, will graduate at Fall Commencement.

Recently, he was chosen to join the Venture for America (VFA) Fellowship program after a highly selective process. With more 2,400...

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Ventureprise Alumnus DeAndrea Salvador Named in the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders

Ventureprise Alumnus DeAndrea Salvador Named in the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders
   February 8, 2019

UNC Charlotte alumna DeAndrea Salvador ’13 is one of 33 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—in the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders. This annual challenge recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.

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Research Driven: Read about Ventureprise in UNC Charlotte Magazine

Research Driven
   January 28, 2019

The Queen City’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Paul Wetenhall, executive director of Ventureprise, Charlotte’s longest-serving entrepreneur support organization, served as an important sounding board for Howitt. He provided advice on business startup strategies and connected Howitt with financial resources and potential executive leaders who could grow the business. Alex Churchill, current chief...

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Ventureprise Launch Alumnus featured in Hypepotamus

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus featured in Hypepotamus
   January 24, 2019

Software developer and entrepreneur Chris Dix founded Thoughtpost five years ago as a vehicle to...

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CCI Grad Students Win at HACKDUKE

CCI Grad Students Win at HACKDUKE
   November 5, 2018

On the weekend of October 13th, three graduate students representing UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) participated in Duke University's HACKDuke Coding for Good event and earned a Wolfram Award. Though top teams are rewarded, HackDuke is more about collaboration than competition and is almost entirely focused on cultivateing ideas that aim to make a positive...

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