Podcast: On the Heels of Innovation

Podcast Series: On the Heels of Innovation


How is it that some people are successful in pushing their ideas further and faster than the rest of the world? What characteristics do they share? Which skills did they work to hone? And what lessons have they uncovered through each step forward and back that can inspire you to accelerate your own idea for a business or venture?

This podcast explores the perspectives, insights and journeys of innovators and entrepreneurs who combined creative thinking and hard work to go beyond the expected. You’ll hear from entrepreneurial trailblazers with strong Carolina ties along with other renown experts who embody the spirit of Tar Heel entrepreneurship.

The podcast is powered by the Entrepreneurs Genome Project, which consists of research conducted by the Entrepreneurs Lab class taught by Ted Zoller, T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The project aims to unveil the DNA that makes up successful entrepreneurs. On the Heels of Innovation is an iniaitive

Live Event: On the Heels ​

The On the Heels of Innovation initiative also offers a live event format to connect you to the top innovators and entrepreneurs at Carolina. Plan to attend the annual Innovation Showcase, which will be held on Thursday, April 12. During the showcase, we’ll celebrate an elite group standout teams selected from among the the top innovators and ventures at Carolina.

Through a series of interactive sessions, you you can make connections and hear the most enterprising faculty, students and alumni make their pitches to venture capitalists, angel investors, serial entrepreneurs and the Carolina innovation community at large.