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February 2019

Carolina Innovations Seminar: New Trends in Economic Development

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery (The Great Room), 100 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Join Liz Crabill, Chief Deputy Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, to hear her perspectives on the importance of university-driven entrepreneurship and workforce development for making an economic impact across the state.Liz will discuss her role at the Department of Commerce and answer key questions like:

  • What role does the Department of Commerce play in the state – and how does Liz help drive the department’s mission?
  • How is...
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Application Deadline: Carolina Center for Public Service Awards

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Carolina Center for Public Service is currently seeking applicants for the following awards listed below.

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The Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan Awards will be given to recognize an outstanding

1) undergraduate...

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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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Application Deadline: Burch Seminar on Entrepreneurship in New York

February 10

Spend a semester interning in an innovative enterprise while pursuing course work associated with the Minor in Entrepreneurship. The seminar takes full advantage of the area’s innovation and entrepreneurship communities, incorporating visits with industry leaders into the curriculum and involving local entrepreneurs in teaching, speaking, and mentoring.

Applications are due February 10th.

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webVR Educational Experiences

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hunt Library, 1070 Partners Way
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The NCSU VRPlants team (Dr. Larry Blanton, Adam Rogers, and Colin Keenan) will talk about developing webVR education experiences for the American Society of Plant Biologists. Dr. Derek Ham of the NC State College of Design will also discuss new developments in his work and workplace.

Demonstrations of NCSU Student Virtual Reality content from across the university's colleges will follow in the NCSU Libraries' 6-workstation Virtual Reality Studio.

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3D Design with Fusion 360

February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kenan Research Hub & Makerspace, 125 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Need to make more complex 3D objects for printing or online environments? Take this class to start using Autodesk Fusion 360. Note: Please bring a laptop with Fusion 360 already installed (a free version version of Fusion 360 for educational use is available here) and a mouse, if possible.
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Pints & Pitches Chapel Hill

February 13 @ 5:30 pm
Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery, 100 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This monthly event brings together founders, startup teams, free lancers, and local professionals for introductions and networking. Attendees can watch or participate in quick pitch sessions, or simply share what they're up to. Practice telling your story to customers, investors, and the public.

Join us in the back bar at Top of the Hill for appetizers on the second Wednesday of February, March and April 2019.

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Pearl Hacks

February 16 - February 17

Pearl Hacks is a weekend-long hackathon for female and non-binary college students held at UNC-Chapel Hill. Participants work in teams of up to four to ideate and create incredible projects in just 24 hours, with the help of excellent mentors, workshops, and tech talks. All the while, they’ll get to meet some fantastic people, enjoy fun games, collect swag, and eat free food. We especially cater toward first-time hackers who are looking for an inclusive and supportive...

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February 16

Innovation in Action: Social Entrepreneurship Panel

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UNC School of Social Work, 325 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill,
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The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at the School of Social Work has an event discussing social entrepreneurship. They will be hosting a panel discussion with staff and residents from Benevolence Farm, a local nonprofit that supports women returning after incarceration by providing housing, employment, and...

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