Entreprenuership & Economic Development News

Date Published:
April 20, 2016

Six sartups pitched to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash Tuesday evening at the 15th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge. The grand prize of $7,500 went to Knoxville, Tenn.-based Grow Bioplastics — a startup that makes biodegradable replacements for farmers.  A baby food brand, an app for nonprofit donors and a guide for dentists were among the finalists making their case to a room full of investors and corporate scouts.  Read more..



Date Published:
February 29, 2016

The Charlotte Venture Challenge is a start-up competition for early-stage high growth companies. The competition has a history of producing and showcasing some of the Southeast’s most successful early-stage companies. Based on the UNC Charlotte campus, Ventureprise, Inc. is a regional public-private non-profit that supports the commercial success of early-stage, innovation driven entrepreneurs. The deadline for entering this year's Charlotte Venture Challenge is this Thursday, March 3rd. Please visit the Charlotte Venture Challenge website for information about the event.