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Ventureprise Executive Director Paul Wetenall continues Customer Discovery Series for Charlotte Startup Publication

   May 8, 2018

The most important work of the startup entrepreneur is to discover the value proposition that connects your company to your customers. Without this understanding, the startup will struggle to generate revenue and, if not corrected, will fail as it burns through its available cash.

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WRAL Techwire's 2018 Charlotte Venture Challenge Coverage

   May 7, 2018

CHARLOTTE – Thirteen of Charlotte’s best early-stage startups were on stage at the 17th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge on Tuesday pitching in three categories, each with a cash prize at stake.

From an employment platform to software, nanotechnology to a mobile app for tracking of alcohol abuse, the entrepreneurs put on a show.

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49er iChallenge Finalists to Compete at Charlotte Venture Challenge

   April 18, 2018

49er iChallenge Finalists to Compete at Charlotte Venture Challenge

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Charlotte Venture Challenge Finalists Announced

Charlotte Venture Challenge Finalists Announced
   April 17, 2018

17th annual event will feature 13 finalists to compete in three categories

CHARLOTTE, NC- April 16, 2018- On May 1st, the Charlotte Venture Challenge will be held at the UNC Charlotte Center City building beginning at 4pm and feature 13 innovative startup finalists and award over $15,000 in cash awards. This year’s event will introduce these emerging companies to...

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Ventureprise Executive Director Paul Wetenhall Continues Customer Discovery Series with StartCharlotte.com

   April 2, 2018

Ventureprise Executive Director Paul Wetenhall Continues Customer Discovery Series with StartCharlotte.com

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UNC CHARLOTTE PROFESSOR RANKED AMONG TOP ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLARS WORLDWIDE

   March 28, 2018

Franz Kellermanns, the Addison H. and Gertrude C. Reese Endowed Chair in International Business, is among the leading scholars worldwide in entrepreneurship, according to the Journal of Small Business Management.

In the article “Contributing Forces in Entrepreneurship Research: A Global Citation Analysis,” the journal ranked the top entrepreneurship scholars globally. Kellermanns is...

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Charlotte Venture Challenge Application Opens for Ventureprise Launch Alumni and Participants

   March 21, 2018

Charlotte Venture Challenge application is now open for Ventureprise Launch alumni and participants. 

This year we will be hosting the 17th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge on May 1st at UNC Charlotte Center City in uptown Charlotte. The event will focus on companies that have participated in the Ventureprise Launch program, highlighting these ...

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Paul Wetenhall begins Customer Discovery Series for Charlotte Startup Publication

Paul Wetenall begins Customer Discovery Series for Charlotte Startup Publication
   March 12, 2018

Ventureprise Executive Director, Paul Wetenhall, will be featured in StartCharlotte, through his series on customer discovery. 

Every startup is in a race to earn customer revenue before investor cash runs out. Rookie entrepreneurs think that is simply a sales challenge. Experienced entrepreneurs know that successful customer development begins by listening, not selling.

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Register for 49er iChallenge Information Session

Register for 49er iChallenge Information Session
   February 16, 2018

49er iChallenge Information Session Monday, February 26th 6:30pm

Ventureprise will be hosting an information session to provide an overview of the 49er iChallenge, focusing on the application process and preparation for the competition. The 49er iChallenge, a pitch competition featuring UNC Charlotte students, will take place on April 3rd.  The winner will be awarded a cash prize and...

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Ventureprise Launch Opens Application for Customer Discovery Program

Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA Program Application Open
   February 1, 2018

Ventureprise was awarded an NC IDEA ecosystem grant to bring the Ventureprise Launch customer discovery program to early-stage, innovation-driven startups in Charlotte and western North Carolina. The curriculum takes early stage entrepreneurs through customer discovery and business model generation activities modeled after the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps)....

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