I  Ventureprise


     Office Locations:

Portal Building, Suite 252
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-0900
Fax: 704-687-8056



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Information Technology



    Founded in 1986, and formerly known as The Ben Craig Center, the Ventureprise accelerator is located in the Charlotte Research Institute's PORTAL building on the campus of UNC Charlotte. Ventureprise offers startup and growth-stage companies an affordable space where they can share ideas and insights, trust and expertise, markets and strategies, networks and connections. PORTAL is a newly constructed building offering Ventureprise clients configurable space, ranging from single offices to 4,000 square foot suites. Clients benefit from fully furnished facilities plus turnkey services and access to university resources such as the research library, lab space and other campus resources. Among several initiatives, the Charlotte Venture Challenge is a business competition for early-stage, high potential companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription.
    Devin Collins Associate Director for Business & Entrepreneural Development
    Paul Wetenhall President


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Appian International Research
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      Blue Nano
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      Business Policy Solutions
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      C5 Insight
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      Calyptix Security
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      Camber Ridge
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      Frontline Consulting Services
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      Group Five Sales
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      Mass Trasmit
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      Proformance Logo Products and Apparel
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      Reveille Technologies
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      Small Business and Technology Development Center
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      Tuscarora Nation of Indians of the Carolinas
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      University City Partners
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      Vivid Data Group
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      Whitley Financial
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      Wisconsin Energy Conservation
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      Xtramile Soft
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