VenturePrise (formerly the Ben Craig Center) is back on board as a sponsor this year! They offer business advisory services, and collaborate with their extensive network of partner organizations to offer services to entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, and early stage companies. They are a part of the UNCC system, and, starting in February, will be housed in the shiny new PORTAL Building. They offer office space, seminars and forums, and a vast support system for budding businesses (or those in existence already).
Ventureprise also hosts the Charlotte Venture Challenge, a startup competition for early stage companies. We have aligned our calendars so that companies coming out of Charlotte Startup Weekend will be able to attend workshops in the weeks following, to prepare their application to the Charlotte Venture Challenge. Last year’s #CSW5 winner Brush Fairy made it to the final stage of the CVC.
We’re excited to have their support again this year, and a big THANKS for making such a difference in the startup community in the Charlotte region!