Join DFA for our first design sprint of the year! We will be co-creating with international students at UNC and sprinting through the design process to solve a pain point for them. This is a unique opportunity to engage with solving real-world problems through human-centered design. Anyone who is interested in making the world a better place is encouraged to come ♥ (and did we mention there will be FOOD?) Please RSVP below!Find out more »
During this two-day workshop, attendees will learn the practical aspects of starting a company based on university research. The workshop will cover company incorporation, intellectual property, building the team, working with the university, early-stage funding, and building the business case. In addition, each participant will have the opportunity to meet one-to-one with an advisor to discuss technology, the business opportunity, and next...Find out more »
If you’re a UNC student, staff, or faculty member with an idea you’d like to pitch, we welcome you participate in the Annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party! Please note: this is NOT an official round of the Carolina Challenge but a pre-competition event celebrating entrepreneurship at UNC where you’ll be able to network with an impressive slew of judges/mentors and meet other students who might be interested in joining your venture team.Find out more »
Do you have a great business idea but need help getting it launched off the ground? Do you have a business idea that you think is great but aren’t really sure? Triad Startup Weekend is the best, fastest, and most fun way to answer these questions and more. Startup Weekend is an intensive immersion in startup methods and is the best way to meet potential collaborators, mentors, investors, and leaders in the startup ecosystem. It’s an experiential model that takes you out of books and into...Find out more »
Get ready for Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC-Chapel Hill. This series of events is part of an annual international celebration of entrepreneurship originated and supported by the Kauffman Foundation. At Carolina, students, faculty and staff will begin the week at an event designed to engage innovators interested in exploring the intersection of entrepreneurship and technology.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebration Event:
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Join us for the 5th Annual NC DataPalooza competition! The annual competition draws together local creators, designers, and developers to build teams to leverage open data strategies to create innovative and sustainable means of improving the local community and economy. After ideation, team formation, and pitch presentations, it all comes down to three teams.
In addition to hearing from prominent leaders on open data, come see which team will win.
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Date: Thursday, November 16th
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Launch Chapel Hill
The Minority Entrepreneurship panel will discuss opportunities and challenges for minority individuals pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors, and also explore mentorship and other support that our panelists have encountered. In addition, the panel will discuss why minorities in entrepreneurship is an important topic as our country considers the implications of income and wealth inequality. Dinner will be...Find out more »