Ventureprise Presents: Small Bites and Insights


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Ventureprise will travel across UNC Charlott'es campus to highlight resources available to students and faculty to take their research and ideas to the next level. Each week, Ventureprise will be talking with faculty and students from several colleges and departments, giving you insight into how their programs, ideas and research collaborate with Ventureprise to make an impact not only on campus, but in the community, region and beyond. Tune in every Thursday to hear the stories and experiences of these campus leaders. 


graduate research, programs and projects

Week 1- 9/17, 9:30am

Dr. Jill Huerta, Executive Director, Center for Graduate Life

Dylan Turner, Ethics and Applied Philosophy, Teaching Assistant, Center for Graduate Life Graduate Assistant

Christina Kopitopou, EPIC Affiiates Program Manager, EPIC Innovators Program

Olalekan Ogundairao, M.S., Electrical Engineering

Akintonde Abbas, Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

undergraduate research, programs and projects

Week 2- 9/24, 9:30am

Dr. Diane Zablotsky, Director, Levine Scholars Program

Dr. Natasha Randle, Director, Belk Scholars and Business Honors Program

Samra Kanwal, Levine Scholar

Adonis Abdullah, Crown Scholar and Belk Scholar

National science foundation funding and i-corps programming

Week 3- 10/1, 9:30am

College of Arts + Architecture

Dr. Kyoung-Hee Kim

Dr. Chengde Wu

Ketki Prashant Bapat, Graduate Student

Seyedehhamideh Hosseiniirani, Graduate Student

Dante Gil Rivas, Undergraduate Student

Isabella Barrios Silva, Undergraduate Student

social impact on campus

Week 4- 10/8, 9:30am

Henry Doss, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Entrepreneurship and Social Justice)

Dr. Kim Buch, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Adam Burden, Director of Student Involvement

Joey Balistreri, Venture for America

Brie'anna Brown, Belk College of Business

Amogh Bandekar, Levine Scholar 

research, funding and commercialization

Week 5- 10/15, 9:30am

Brad Fach, Office of Research, Commercialization and Development 

Bryan Dennstedt, SBTDC

Abi Olukeye, Smart Girls HQ



Innovation and leadership

Week 6- 10/22, 9:30am

Jim Hartman, William States Lee College of Engineering, Director of Industrial Solutions Laboratory (Senior Design)

Allison File, William States Lee College of Engineering

Sahithi Meduri, College of Computing and Informatics



Research, IRB and Labs

Week 7- 10/29, 9:30am

Cat Runden, IRB Manager