Matt Curtis

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Advisor for the Adams Apprenticeship Program, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Matt Curtis is an advisor to entrepreneurs solving meaningful problems and currently serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the UNC Kenan-Flager Business School. He is a New York-based advisor and serial entrepreneur. Curtis holds dual bachelor’s degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and splits his time between New York and North Carolina. Since 2000, Curtis has brought quick scale to brands, media companies and digital products that deliver impact. As a serial founder, he has created several companies, including Industry Digital, a digital and creative think-tank, Symagio, an IT consultancy and a commercial development group, and Buildsource, which is based in the south. Curtis now works at TED, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. As director of global partnerships at TED, Curtis leads a team that creates global consulting and business partnerships tied to the TED brand across media, conferences and its extended products. This includes TED.com, TED’s TV and radio programs worldwide, the Radio Hour on NPR, TED Weekends on Huffington Post, and the TED Institute, an initiative designed to ignite curiosity and transform corporate cultures around ideas.