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Ventureprise Launch Alumnus Highlighted in Charlotte Inno

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus Highlighted in Charlotte Inno
   March 12, 2020

The online grocery market in the U.S. has grown quickly in recent years, expanding from $12 billion in 2016 to $26 billion in 2018. And it has plenty of room to grow, as online orders today still represent a fraction of the ...

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Ventureprise Alumni Named in Charlotte Inno's '20 Charlotte Startups to Watch in 2020'

Ventureprise Alumni Named in Charlotte Inno's 20 in 2020
   December 16, 2019

20 Charlotte Startups to Watch in 2020

It's nearly the end of not only the year, but also the decade. We at Charlotte Inno are celebrating by looking ahead and considering those startups who will lead the ecosystem in 2020.

But before we get to that, let's set the stage.

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Ventureprise Launch Alumnus and CLAS Ph.D. Student Margaret Kocherga, Light and Charge Solutions, Awarded NC IDEA MicroGrant

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus and CLAS Ph.D. Student Margaret Kocherga, Light and Charge Solutions, Aw
   November 4, 2019

NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has awarded $150,000 to fifteen North Carolina startups in its third ever grant cycle of NC IDEA MICRO. Since the inaugural cycle in Spring 2018, NC IDEA MICRO has awarded nearly $450,000 to 45 young companies across the state....

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Pure Surgery, Current Ventureprise Launch Participant, Featured in Hypepotamus

Pure Surgery, Current Ventureprise Launch Participant, Featured in Hypepotamus
   October 24, 2019

Medical tourism continues to rise in the United States. In 2019 alone, nearly 2 million Americans have traveled abroad to receive a surgical procedure. The market is estimated to be close to $90 billion as out-of-pocket healthcare costs continue to rise domestically. ...

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Ventureprise Launch Alumnus Company BatteryXchange Featured in Hypepotamus

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus Company BatteryXchange Featured in Hypepotamus
   October 3, 2019

These days, it’s not wise to leave home without a phone charger. Podcasts, Spotify and endless Instagram scrolling quickly drain your battery, leaving unwitting users with little power to call a family member on the commute home or respond to that crucial work email.

Let’s say you forget your charger, though. What do you do if you’re in the middle of a busy day and your phone dies?

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49er Foundry Students Honored as part of Charlotte Inno's Inaugural Under 25

   September 20, 2019

It’s been said that age is just a number.

When considering the achievements of Charlotte Inno’s first-ever Under 25 list, however, one would be remiss to not acknowledge and celebrate those innovators driving change for the better before their 26th birthdays.

The innovators on our list are from all over the Queen City, tackling a host of unique problems in different...

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Ventureprise Launch Alumnus Abi Olukeye Highlighted in Charlotte Inno

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus Abi Olukeye Highlighted in Charlotte Inno
   September 4, 2019

When career problem-solver and long-time technologist Abi Olukeye became a mother to two girls, the world of science, technology, engineering and math (known more commonly as STEM), started to look a bit different.

While she was familiar with the gender gap in STEM fields  — ...

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Ventureprise Launch Alumnus and 2.0 Participant Recognized for Best Tech Application

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus and 2.0 Participant Recognized for Best Tech Application
   August 23, 2019

Grocery Shopii launched their platform earlier this month, and soon after, Progressive Grocer named the company the industry’s “Best Tech Application” at the 2019 Total Meal Solutions Awards.  The awards are given to companies with “some of the most innovative and creative ideas we’ve seen,” said Jim Dudlicek, editorial director at Progressive Grocer.

Hotze’s idea is based on the...

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BatteryXchange and Joule Scout, Ventureprise Launch Alumni and 2.0 Participants Accepted into NC RIot Accelerator Program

BatteryXchange and Joule Scout, Ventureprise Launch Alumni and 2.0 Participants Accepted into NC RIo
   August 6, 2019

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RALEIGH – RIoT’s Fall 2019 RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) includes Internet of Things companies that are tackling everything from taking down pesky backyard pests to better protecting newborns in the NICU. 

The RIoT Accelerator Program is industry and stage agnostic, but we are...

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Ventureprise Launch Alumnus and Doctoral Student Forms Bonds Through Chemistry, Dance

Ventureprise Launch Alumnus and Doctoral Student Forms Bonds Through Chemistry, Dance
   July 24, 2019

“She has propelled the development of our research program from the concept phase to the brink of commercialization." Learn more about Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps alumnus Margaret Kocherga

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