students Making an Impact

Promoting Collaboration and Driving Innovation

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

Learn more about 49er Foundry, Ventureprise Student Business Incubator and Co-Working Space, and Meet the Teams Here 

"Student Entrepreneurship: Low Risk, High Reward."

49er Foundry Member Fidel Henriquez, Winner 2019 Charlotte Venture Challenge Student Pitch, Business Division. 


Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps Alumni on Customer Discovery

Ph.D. Student Bhaskar Mitra presents his customer discovery journey. 

Click here to learn more about Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps Program

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. For more on events- past and upcoming- click here!

Student Pitches

Heben- 2019 Charlotte Venture Challenge, Freshman Fidel Henriquez

Loose Lace- 2019 Charlotte Venture Challenge, Junior Tristin Fields

Genubot- 2018 Charlotte Venture Challenge, Junior Treven Stoddard

For more student pitches, check out our Student Pitch Library.