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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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Our StartCharlotte Series continues...Think customer discovery is all about your product? Think again..

StartCharlotte Series continues...Think customer discovery is all about your product? Think again..
   October 30, 2018

Previous installments of this series focused on the critically important entrepreneurial action of customer discovery. Understanding the customer’s problems in the context of a proposed solution almost always generates insights that require the entrepreneur to adapt.

Now, let’s consider how the entrepreneur responds and the importance of a realistic, fact-based assessment of the market...

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How These European Entrepreneurs are Plugging into Charlotte's Ecosystem

How These European Entrepreneurs are Plugging into Charlotte's Ecosystem
   October 29, 2018

Seven European entrepreneurs paid a visit to the Queen City this week as part of the U.S. Department of State’s 2018 Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative. Devin Collins, Ventureprise Interim Executive Director, hosted them on UNC Charlotte's campus. 

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SEVEN NEW STUDENT COMPANIES JOIN 49ER FOUNDRY

SEVEN NEW STUDENT COMPANIES JOIN 49ER FOUNDRY
   October 29, 2018

This fall, the 49er Foundry broadened its mission to engage students across campus who are working on ideas that solve business and social problems. These new student companies are working on ventures ranging from technology to enhance educational experiences to affordable advertising to small companies. The program is free to students and does not require any equity.

The 49er Foundry...

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Ventureprise Executive Director Paul Wetenhall's Customer Discovery Series Continues

How to make sense of customer interviews (hint: you have to ditch the bias)
   July 24, 2018

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Gastonia entrepreneur shooting for the stars after achieving 1,650% growth in 3 years

Gastonia entrepreneur shooting for the stars after achieving 1,650% growth in 3 years
   June 28, 2018

Former Ventureprise client and Gastonia entrepreneur shooting for the stars after achieving 1,650% growth in 3 years

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49er iChallenge Winner and Ventureprise Launch Alumnus Featured in StartCharlotte.com

   June 25, 2018

When Treven Stoddard was a freshman at Clemson University, he struggled with passing calculus.

To get through it, he leaned on a lot of external solutions. He also started to examine what topics he struggled with the most — and how technology could make the process easier and more effective.

The result of that exploration became ...

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Ventureprise Executive Director Paul Wetenhall Continues Customer Discovery Series - 4th Installment focuses on Customer Interviews

   June 11, 2018

Previous installments have described how customer discovery helps the entrepreneur develop a well-defined value proposition and business model. Today, we explore the critical enabler of effective customer interviews.

Meaningful information is generated from about 30 interviews in our experience with numerous teams. The National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, in examining...

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U.S. Department of State selects Devin Collins as U.S. mentor in International Entrepreneurial Program

U.S. Department of State selects Devin Collins as U.S. mentor in International Entrepreneurial Progr
   June 7, 2018

U.S. Department of State selects Devin Collins as U.S. mentor in International Entrepreneurial Program

 

 

CHARLOTTE, NC- May 30, 2018- Ventureprise Associate Director Devin Collins will attend the U.S. Department of State’s 2018 Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative  (YTILI) Opening Summit in Portugal as a U.S. mentor on June 4th...

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Ventureprise Launch Alumnus featured in StartCharlotte

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus featured in StartCharlotte
   May 21, 2018

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus featured in StartCharlotte 

This for-profit, for-purpose platform is out to improve economic mobility in Charlotte

You’ve undoubtedly driven past a Home Depot and seen scores of day laborers waiting to be hired for a project. At the same time, ...

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