Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA Program

Charlotte, NC


A boot-camp for innovators and is designed to challenge you at every turn.

Ventureprise was awarded an NC IDEA Foundation ecosystem grant to bring the Ventureprise Launch customer discovery program to early-stage, innovation-driven startups in Charlotte and western North Carolina.The curriculum takes early stage entrepreneurs through customer discovery and business model generation activities modeled after the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps). Ventureprise operates a NSF I-Corps Site for university technology commercialization and is trained to offer the curriculum.

Who is this for?

Successful participants and teams are agile. They participate to discover the business model that provides the best opportunity to accelerate profitable commercialization of their innovation. Best described as a boot-camp for innovators.

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What problem does it solve?

Many entrepreneurs go into the market without a strong business model, knowledge of their market or an in-depth understanding of their customer. This program is designed to make you ask the tough questions to get these answers.

How does it help?

This program challenges entrepreneurs to dive into their business plan and addressable market, find ready customers and ultimately answer the question, "Does my innovation have me solving a problem that many people want (or need) me to fill?"