Promoting Collaboration and Driving Innovation

From the 49er Foundry to the Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps Cohorts, Ventureprise provides programming, mentoring and co-working space for students to develop their ideas.


On the inaugural list of Charlotte Inno’s Under 25 innovators, four out of the nine honorees are 49er Foundry members. These students were nominiated for their work to solve problems they’ve identified in their lives and through their research.

Left to Right: Fidel Henriquez, Tristin Fields, Treven Stoddard and Margaret Kocherga
Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps Alumni on Customer Discovery : 


Launching Your Ideas: 

49er iChallenge Idea Pitch, Fall 2019

We had 13 teams pitch their ideas on how they wanted to make a difference.  Whether it was starting a student organization, implementing a campus program, or launching a business - this was their opportunity to get in front of those who could help launch their ideas. The 49er iChallenge Idea Pitch is a great way to get your foot in the door with campus entrepreneurship. Many of our previous participants go on to be 49er Foundry members and recognized in the community.

49er iChallenge Library: