49er Foundry Student Incubator: Innovative space to explore business & social ideas with mentoring & resources

Venture Launch - Community + University: Entrepreneurial boot camp to discover your potential market

Charlotte Venture Challenge Where innovation wins - Community + University: Showcasing Charlotte's Entrepreneurial Talent & Innovations


As one of 80 National Science Foundation I-Corps Sites, recipient of a 2016 NC IDEA Foundation ecosystem grant and creator of the Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report, Ventureprise┬« serves as a center of excellence for evidence based entrepreneurship. By offering core programs focusing on customer discovery and business model generation (Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps Program, Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA Program, 49er Foundry and Charlotte Venture Challenge), Ventureprise works to provide the resources and expertise for university and community based startups to get to the next level of business formation, scaling or funding. 


What is customer discovery?




Why the last place an entrepreneur should be is at a desk


Why customer interviews should be 'listen and learn' and not 'tell and sell'


How to make sense of customer interviews (Hint: YOu have to ditch the bias)


Think Customer Discovery is all about your product? Think Again.



Breaking Down The Business Model Canvas


Is Customer Discovery Right for You?