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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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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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