2019 Chancellor's Faculty Entrepreneurship Workshop

May 14-16 | Chapel Hill, NC

An entrepreneurial masterclass for faculty innovators

Join us at the eleventh-annual Chancellor’s Faculty Entrepreneurship Workshop hosted by Innovate Carolina. This invitation-only event is open to a select group of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty who receive a nomination from their dean and an invitation from Chancellor Carol Folt. Congratulations on joining the distinguished group of more than 250 faculty leaders who have graduated from this workshop since 2009. Many of these workshop alumni have used the knowledge and skills gained to accelerate innovation projects and launch new centers, nonprofits and startup ventures.

During this two-and-a-half day session, you’ll dive deep into the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, working side by side with faculty peers and experts. As you collaborate with colleagues from across the University, workshop leaders will help you hone and advance your ideas into action. The experience will equip you with key insights and best practices that will help you put your own ideas to use for the public good.

Agenda at a glance

Tuesday, May 14

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Workshop Program
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      Reception

Wednesday, May 15

8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.      Workshop Program

Thursday, May 16

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Workshop Program

Embark on your entrepreneurial journey

>> Learn the tools and techniques to evaluate, develop and implement ideas.

>> Work through the entrepreneurial process as part of a diverse faculty team.

>> Focus on key fundamentals: strategy development, pitching the idea, writing a plan, cost calculations, raising money, goal setting and assessment.

>> Receive guidance from top entrepreneurial coaches.

How will you put your ideas to use for the public good?

Invent clean energy solutions
Spark economic growth
Prepare our students
Feed seven billion people
Aid the thirsty
Make a technological breakthrough
Develop better medicines
Make healthier outcomes possible
Replace conflict with understanding
Inspire through art
Reduce poverty and homelessness
Prevent disease outbreaks


Tuesday, May 14 - Thursday, May 16


Carolina Square
123 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516