Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network is a collaborative program between UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University, Duke University and NC Central University to accelerate the growth of high-potential companies through the hands-on help of seasoned serial entrepreneurs and their networks of investors. Tapping the region’s veteran entrepreneurs, the Network has created a team of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR's) that helps identify marketable innovations at universities and startups with high-growth potential. The result? Since 2012, the Blackstone EIR’s have met with more than 800 companies, and those companies have raised more than $400 million.