Dreamers-Who-Do

Our student entrepreneurs are shaking up the world ...

The Innovate Carolina Dreamers-Who-Do Program is one meant to expand the minds and real-world experiences of our student entrepreneurs. With the plethora of opportunities students are exposed to through the program, they are creating waves of positive change within their communities. Positive change: the movement that inspires you and your neighbor to do great, feel great and be great.

If you’re a UNC-Chapel Hill student with an innovative idea and you are looking for a chance to put it into action, Innovate Carolina invites you to apply to the program. It’s an opportunity to receive funding to pursue your idea as part of a project that helps to solve a problem or enhance innovation and entrepreneurship on campus, in a local community or on a global scale. Funding can be used for proof-of-concept work to develop ideas, engage in customer discovery, or research the market or potential strategic partners. Funding cannot be used for product or technology development or to fund an existing venture.

Jonathan Robertson has been the donor and driving force responsible for launching the Dreamers-Who-Do program. Future projects will be made possible through the generous financial support of donors like Robertson.

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