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April 4, 2013
Venture Knowledge Series

Details: The topic covered will be public relations. Please register your attendance by 2:00 p.m. the day prior by sending your contact information to Carolyn Smith (carolyn.smith@ventu…

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Latest News

April 16, 2013
Robotics startup ARiCON opens in Ventureprise

Robotics startup ARiCON aims to change the way commercial buildings are built and it's taking its first step by setting up shop in Charlotte business incubator Ventureprise.

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Our Regional Network

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Ventureprise Leads Collaboration in the Region to Support Entrepreneurship and Innovation

First and foremost, Ventureprise focuses on the economic region surrounding the Charlotte metropolitan area that is home to over 2.6 million people living in twelve counties in North Carolina and four counties in South Carolina.  As a coordinator of programs and services, Ventureprise identifies and promotes regional innovationand supports its development by building an entrepreneurial coalition of organizations to create a formal ecosystem.

Ventureprise serves as an expert resource for commercialization, opportunity assessment and incubation/acceleration.  A broad range of organizations that make up the regional entrepreneurial network supply many other needed services to entrepreneurs.  The Regional Network includes: 

Entrepreneurial Support Organizations

  • Ventureprise, Inc. (Innovation-focused programs, technology commercialization and Incubator/Accelerator)
  • Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) (high growth development programs)
  • Packard Place (Uptown Charlotte entrepreneurial hub)
  • PiES  (Davidson sustainability incubator)
  • Queen City Forward (social enterprise)
  • SCORE (mentoring)
  • Small Business Technology Development Center

Capital Sources

  • Inception Micro Angel Fund (IMAF)
  • NC IDEA

Colleges and Universities

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)
  • Queens University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Winthrop University
  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College
  • Johnson and Wales
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Gaston College

Research and Development

  • UNC Charlotte
  • North Carolina Research Campus
  • Charlotte Research Institute
  • David H. Murdock Research Institute

Government Agencies

  • City of Charlotte
  • Centralina Economic Development Commission
  • Cabarraus County
  • City of Kannapolis
  • North Carolina Department of Commerce

Economic Development

  • Charlotte Regional Partnership
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce