This event series is free and open to Carolina students and the entrepreneurial community.
Want to learn about entrepreneurship and how to hone your skills for an innovation-oriented career path? Ever thought you might like to try working at a startup company, but not sure if you’re cut out for it? Or maybe you have a great idea, but wonder what it would take to launch a startup of your own? If these questions sound like things you’ve been asking yourself, then you might find that a new fall event series hosted by 1789 is the best ticket in town.
1789, a student innovation community and co-working space run by Innovate Carolina is hosting a series of lunch-and-learn sessions, workshops and other events this fall to help Carolina students connect with other Tar Heel entrepreneurs — current students, alumni and those in the wider entrepreneurial community. Located on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill, 1789 is a convenient hop over from campus. You don’t have to be a current 1789 member to attend, although all students are welcome to apply to join the 1789 community at any time.
Sign up for these events — and plug in to the resources and expertise at 1789 that can help you discover and explore new entrepreneurial opportunities and career paths.
Enjoy free ice cream and meet with a variety of student-led clubs and organizations focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Have an idea about how to solve a problem that you’re passionate about? These student clubs are great opportunities to meet other people who have similar interests and want to collaborate with you. This ice cream social is hosted by Innovate Carolina.
This ice cream social is open to all. No registration required.
What’s it like to work at a startup company? Find out by hearing from the people who actually do. 1789 is launching a series of interactive lunch events that give you a chance to learn about the different professional roles at startups: what their days are like, what they’re responsible for and who they collaborate with. Through casual conversation and Q&A, you’ll get direct insights from experienced pros about living the startup life and building companies. Hear the lessons they’ve learned and the skills they recommend you begin to hone now to help you in the future.
Learn what it’s like to work at a startup by talking with these COO’s and operational leaders:
Chris Bingham, Founding Partner at Sherpa Collaborative
Learn what it’s like to work at a startup by talking with these sales and marketing executives:
Participate in a variety of workshops designed to help you learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship, grow your skills and begin charting your own professional path.
Take a personality assessment and discover how your interests and skills match with roles within the startup world. Whether you want to build your own company or get hired at a startup someday, this workshop is sure to help you learn where you fit best. Please come prepared to move your body. And bring a laptop or smart phone in order to complete the assessment.
Venture For America has helped over 1,000 recent grads find jobs in startups across the country. Meet with a VFA representative and learn how to pitch yourself to startups, get advice on finding career opportunities and discover what Venture for America is all about.
Celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Week with a panel discussion on the challenges women entrepreneurs face and a design thinking activity that will help you explore solutions. Panelists will include:
Interested in being part of a startup? Or landing an internship? Come meet UNC alumni who are active in the entrepreneurial community.