49er Foundry

What is the 49er Foundry Student Incubator?

The 49er Foundry is a Ventureprise student business incubator program to help students launch and grow innovative business ventures. 

The program provides: 

  • Business Advisory Services
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial Learning Community
  • Intensive, hands-on curriculum designed to educate and launch scalable ventures
  • Shared office space (in PORTAL building)


Work Space

Research Library

Private Meeting Space

Mailing Address

Lab Space

Conference Room Access




Additional University Resources


Applying to the Program

Team Qualifications:

  • Junior, Senior, Graduate Students and UNC Charlotte graduates within 12 months of graduation date
  • Venture is innovation based, scalable and good fit for founding team's technical, creative and business skills
  • Commitment to exploring and/or pursuing an entrepreneurial path

Admissions Process:

For more information, contact, Devin Collins, 49er Foundry Director

Devin.Collins@uncc.edu or 704-687-8058


49er Foundry
Portal Building, Suite 202A (Front Desk Suite 252)
9312 Robert D. Snyder Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28223