As a center of excellence for evidence based entrepreneurship, Ventureprise works with several regional and national partners to provide the resources and expertise for university and community based startups.

City Startup Labs

City Startup Labs conducts a Center of Excellence, where African American millennials learn how to research, plan, launch and operate their own ventures. While they learn about what it takes to start a successful venture, they also learn a lot about themselves along the way.

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The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. We provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge.

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Office of Research Commercialization & Development

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Research Commercialization & Development is one of the country’s best in putting intellectual capital to work. The University leverages its strong tradition of applied research and its progressive stance on licensing to transfer technology to the marketplace.

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Research and Economic Development

Research & Economic Development at UNC Charlotte strives to advance the quality, diversity and growth of research at UNC Charlotte. We place a special value on the translation of research results that impact our social, cultural, and economic communities.

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Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs.

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NC IDEA Foundation is a private foundation with a mission to maximize the economic potential of the people of North Carolina by supporting the formation and fruition of high-growth entrepreneurial endeavors in the state.

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Area 49

Area 49 is open to all current UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff. The space is equipped for all kinds of making, and contains equiptment and materials such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, desktop CNC routers, sewing machines, paints, wood, circuitry kits, and more.