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January 2019

Application Deadline: Deshpande Symposium – Call for Panel Proposals

January 22 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Deshpande Symposium is an annual gathering of higher education thought leaders and visionaries discussing best practices in entrepreneurship education, university research commercialization and campus-wide development and support of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Join us at this year's Symposium on June 10-12, 2019 in historic and cultural Lowell, Massachusetts. Hear about the latest initiatives peer institutions have...

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Pre-Makeathon Team Match and Mingle Event

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Makerspace at Carmichael Residence Hall, 101 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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If you are excited about joining the Makeathon this year but aren’t sure where to start, this event on January 22 is for you!

The Team Match and Mingle Event is for students who:

  1. Are new to everything making and/or entrepreneurship but want to get involved!
  2. Have an idea or product, but need 2-4 teammates to help develop the idea (Reminder: Makeathon rules specify that teams must consist of 3-5 student members)
  3. Already have a...
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2019 AMWHO at UNC Regional Conference

January 25 - January 27
UNC Gillings School of Public Health, 135 Dauer Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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The American Mock World Health Organization is a conference simulation of the World Health Assembly. The theme of the 2019 regional conference at UNC will focus on the social, economic, geographical, and environmental gaps surrounding the conversation of food.

During the weekend of January 25-27, 2019, delegates will represent the stances of countries, media outlets, non-governmental organizations, and for the first time, multinational corporations to draft policy proposals.

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Application Deadline: All for NC Fellowship

January 25 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is seeking to invest directly in young innovators, change makers, visionaries, entrepreneurs and risk takers between the ages of 21 and 35 with bold ideas for how to make a difference in North Carolina and its communities. The newly established All For NC Fellowship is a 12-month program designed to provide funding, coaching and mentoring to young people who have a vision and plan that could contribute to a better life for North Carolina’s people...
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Makeathon Team Application Deadline

January 27

The final deadline to submit your application for the Makeathon with your team is January 27th at 11:59pm.  Please see the Makeathon Application page for the application form and review the Rules and Requirements to ensure your team meets the qualifications to participate. You should...

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Resource Recap

January 30 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
1789 Venture Lab, 173 1/2 E. Franklin Street + Google Map

1789 Venture Lab will host a resource fair and networking event to kick off the Spring Semester. There are lots of exciting things happening on campus related to innovation and entrepreneurship! Don’t miss this event that will get you up to speed! In case you missed the launch of our new social ideation software last semester or a chance to receive funding from the Dreamers-Who-Do sponsorship, come and get caught up on the best ways to take your idea to the next level. If you have never...

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Startup Legal 101

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Carolina Coworking, 206 West Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Benji Taylor Jones, co-founder of Innovate Capital Law, will explain the basics of setting up a corporation: choice of entity types, key legal documents, and capital raising fundamentals. This Workshop will include a lively Q&A session, networking and refreshments afterwards.

Additionally, Benji advises public and private companies on a broad spectrum of legal issues affecting businesses. She regularly represents clients in public equity and debt offerings, traditional private...

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Application Deadline: KickStart Venture Services Commercialization Awards

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Request for Applications: KickStart Venture Services Commercialization Awards

Application Deadline: January 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.

The KickStart Commercialization Award program helps early-stage companies meet commercial milestones, either on the technical or business side. Requests for application are solicited on a quarterly basis from faculty founders. The awards are in the $25,000 to $50,000 range depending the on the company’s needs.

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February 2019

2019 Triangle Health Innovation Challenge

February 1 - February 3
Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, 8 Searle Center Drive
Durham, NC 27710 United States
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Register for the Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC), held on Duke Medicine’s campus from February 1-3, 2019. THInC is a three-day healthcare hackathon that will bring together participants to tackle issues facing our healthcare system. Participants will have an opportunity to compete for prizes up to $3000.

The Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC) brings together engineers,...

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February 10 - February 16

UNC’s week-long Makeathon is a creative, cross-campus competition which accelerates innovative ideas into physical and digital prototypes that promote positive social impact. Students will form academically diverse teams of 3-5 members who will compete in one of two tracks: digital or physical product development.

They will have special access to on-campus makerspaces, app labs, workshops, and expert mentors to design, reiterate, and enhance their products, business models, and pitches. In...

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