On campus, the Innovate Carolina Network is a meta-group of more than 200 UNC-Chapel Hill leaders who meet regularly to create new connections, identify gaps and strengthen the ecosystem. Innovate Carolina has also just recently initiated a global network to serve as a catalyst for the entrepreneurial community outside of UNC-Chapel Hill. The network is open to any entrepreneur, investor, group or mentor affiliated with the Carolina. Not only can the network engage this global community, but it can also serve as a facilitator for internships and talent acquisition for University-affiliated entrepreneurs.

Michelle Bolas

Michelle Bolas

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation Strategy and Programs
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Trude Amick

Director, Technology Commercialization, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
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Barbara Bell

Senior Operating Officer at the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Kaye Carver

Kaye Carver

Patent Assistant, Innovation Support, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
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Anne Glauber

Associate Director of Research and Innovation
Randy Myer

Randy Myer

Managing Director, Carolina Angel Network; Professor of the Practice of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Akib Khan

Administrative and Event Support Associate, Office of Innovate Carolina
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Nancy Allbritton

Professor and Chair, UNC-Chapel Hill/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
Scott Albert

Scott Albert

Professor of the Practice, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Mentor, Launch Chapel Hill
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Howard Aldrich

Former Chair and Professor, UNC Department of Sociology
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Alice Ammerman

Professor, UNC Department of Nutrition; Director, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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Margaret Barrett

Margaret Barrett, Associate Director, Carolina Center for Public Service
Fred Barringer

Fred Barringer

Regional Director, Small Business Technology Development Center
Carl Baumann

Carl Baumann

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, 1789 Venture Lab; SCORE Mentor
Bernard Bell

Bernard Bell

Executive Director, Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship, UNC College of Arts and Sciences
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Lynn Blanchard

Director, Carolina Center for Public Service; Clinical Associate Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Phaedra Boinodiris

Phaedra Boinodiris

CUBE'S 2016 Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Global Lead for Serious Games at IBM
Julia Sprunt Grumbles

Julia Sprunt Grumbles

Chair, Commercialization & Economic Development Committee, Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Kelly Matthews Hopkins

Vice Chair, Commercialization & Economic Development Committee, Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Jefferson W. Brown

Board Member, Commercialization & Economic Development Committee, Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Lowry Caudill

Past Chair, Commercialization & Economic Development Committee, Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Allie Ray McCullen

Board Member, Commercialization & Economic Development Committee, Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Hari H. Nath

Board Member, Commercialization & Economic Development Committee, Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill
Wendy Borman

Wendy Borman

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs, UNC School of Media and Journalism
Todd Boyette

Todd Boyette

Director, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown

Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill/NC State Joint Department of BioMedical Engineering
John Buse

John Buse

Director of NC TraCS Institute and Diabetes Center; Chief of Division of Endocrinology and Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor in Endocrinology, UNC School of Medicine
Jennifer Dean

Jennifer Dean

Patent Manager, Innovation Support, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
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Bob Dieterle

Executive in Residence - Digital Health, AI/ML
Thomas Caruso

Thomas Caruso

Health Information Liaison Research Associate, UNC School of Information and Library Science and RTI Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology
Joonhyung Cho

Joonhyung Cho

Industry Relations Officer, University Development Office, UNC-Chapel Hill
Joel Curran

Joel Curran

Vice Chancellor for University Communications, UNC-Chapel Hill
Matt Curtis

Matt Curtis

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Advisor for the Adams Apprenticeship Program, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Champ Gupton

Champ Gupton

Commercialization Manager, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
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Jan Davis

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network and UNC Minor in Entrepreneurship
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Matt Howe

Commercialization Manager, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
Sharbari Dey

Sharbari Dey

Assistant Director, Education and Special Initiatives, UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
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Debbie Dibbert

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts
Meena Dorr

Meena Dorr

Director of Business Partnerships, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Layla Dowdy

Layla Dowdy

Director of Office of Research Communications, UNC Research
Barbara Entwisle

Barbara Entwisle

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UNC Department of Sociology; Fellow, Carolina Population Center
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DJ Fedor

Technical Supervisor, BeAM Makerspace, Hanes Arts Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
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Maryann Feldman

Heninger Distinguished Professor, UNC Department of Public Policy
Michael Fern

Michael Fern

Associate Chair for Business Affairs & Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship, UNC Department of Computer Science
Eliza Filene

Eliza Filene

Innovation Scholar, UNC Minor in Entrepreneurship
Tim Flood

Tim Flood

Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Mentor, Launch Chapel Hill
Greg Gangi

Greg Gangi

Associate Director for Education and Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Institute for the Environment
Deborah Gerhardt

Deborah Gerhardt

Associate Professor and Founder of the Intellectual Property Clinic, UNC School of Law
Buck Goldstein

Buck Goldstein

University Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Professor of the Practice, UNC Minor in Entrepreneurship
Noel Greis

Noel Greis

Director, Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy, Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise; Adjunct Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Tamala Grissett

Tamala Grissett

Office Manager, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Michael Kline

Michael Kline

Head of Outreach and Technology Development, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
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Brock Pierce

Marketing Communications Manager, Office of Innovate Carolina
Carrie Harbinson

Carrie Harbinson

Associate Director of Business Partnerships, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Kaya Hedt

Kaya Hedt

Innovation Scholar, UNC Minor in Entrepreneurship
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Carol Hee

Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Director of Research, Center for Sustainable Enterprise, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Jerry Heneghan

Jerry Heneghan

Director, Center for Innovation in Pharmacy Simulation, Director of Pharmsim, Professor of the Practice, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Shawn Hingtgen

Shawn Hingtgen

Assistant Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Founder, Falcon Therapeutics
Don-Hobart

Don Hobart

Associate Vice Chancellor, UNC Research
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Don Holzworth

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network; Executive-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
William Hoos

William Hoos

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Launch Chapel Hill, Mentor, SCORE
Andy Johns

Andy Johns

Associate Vice Chancellor, UNC Research
Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson

William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center and Competitive Economies Idea Lab, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Andrew Kant

Andrew Kant

Program Manager, North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute
Mark Katz

Mark Katz

Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities; Director, UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities
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Tom Kelley

James Dickson Phillips, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the UNC School of Law Institute for Innovation, UNC School of Law
Jim Kitchen

Jim Kitchen

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Mentor, Launch Chapel Hill
Peter Liao

Peter Liao

Commercialization Manager, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
Oleg Kolupaev

Oleg Kolupaev

Post-doctorate Research Associate, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Adam Kunesh

Adam Kunesh

Undergraduate Researcher, UNC Nano-Optical Materials Lab
Laure Levesque

Laure Levesque

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, 1789 Venture Lab, Mentor, SCORE
Carol Lewis

Carol Lewis

Vice President, Center for Health Innovation, UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine
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Mark Little

Executive Director, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; Director, NCGrowth, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Julie MacMillan

Julie MacMillan

Managing Director, Research and Innovation Solutions, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Scott Maitland

Scott Maitland

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Launch Chapel Hill, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Emil Malizia

Emil Malizia

Professor, UNC Department of City and Regional Planning
Sarah Marsh

Sarah Marsh

Social Research Associate, UNC School of Social Work
Henry McKoy

Henry McKoy

Faculty Member and Director of Entrepreneurship, School of Business; Managing Director of the Eagle Angel Network, North Carolina Central University
Mark Meares

Mark Meares

Associate Vice Chancellor, UNC Corporate and Foundation Relations and Talent Management
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Carmen Melvin

Licensing Manager, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
Gordon Merklein

Gordon Merklein

Associate Vice Chancellor, University Real Estate Operations, UNC-Chapel Hill
Bryant Moore

Bryant Moore

Director of Strategic Partnerships, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
Liz Morris

Liz Morris

Business Counselor, Small Business and Development Technology Center
Brian Moynihan

Brian Moynihan

Head of Health Technology & Informatics, UNC Health Sciences Library
Chris Mumford

Chris Mumford

Mentor, Launch Chapel Hill and 1789 Venture Lab; Adjunct Professor of Practice, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Bryan McGann

Bryan McGann

Entrepreneur in Residence; Founding Team Member, Carolina Angel Network
Mary Napier

Mary Napier

Director of Operations, UNC HIV Cure Center
Gary Nelson

Gary M. Nelson, DSW

Director Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, The Jordan Institute for Families; Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, UNC School of Social Work
Brett Nicol

Brett Nicol

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Launch Chapel Hill
Ryan Nilsen

Ryan Nilsen

Program Officer of Student Programs, Carolina Center for Public Service
Leslie Parise

Leslie Parise

Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UNC School of Medicine
Kelly Parsons

Kelly Parsons

Associate Director of Technology Commercialization, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
Josmell Perez

Josmell Perez

Assistant Director, UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Doris Perry

Doris Perry

Inventions, Federal Reporting and Annuities Manager of Innovation Support, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
Diane Pozefsky

Diane Pozefsky

Research Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, UNC Department of Computer Science
Jackie Quay

Jackie Quay

Director of Licensing and Innovation Support, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
Chance Rainwater

Chance Rainwater

Senior Commercialization Manager, UNC Office of Technology Commercialization
David Routh

David Routh

Vice Chancellor for University Development, UNC-Chapel Hill
Jeff Sackaroff

Jeff Sackaroff

Associate Director, University Career Services, UNC-Chapel Hill
Keith Sawyer

Keith Sawyer

Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations, UNC School of Education
Louise Spieler

Louise Spieler

Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Administration, UNC School of Media and Journalism
Richard Superfine

Richard Superfine

Taylor-Williams Distinguished Professor, UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy; Professor, Applied Physical Sciences; Faculty Director, BeAM Maker Network
Larry Ross

Larry Ross

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, 1789 Venture Lab; Mentor, SCORE
Laura Tollini

Laura Rowley

Associate Director, Technology & Talent in Bioscience Industrial Development, NC Biotechnology Center
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David Rubinow

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Professor of Medicine / Director, UNC Center for Health Innovation, UNC School of Medicine
Jed Simmons

Jed Simmons

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, UNC Minor in Entrepreneurship, UNC Department of Economics
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Kennetha Smith

Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Yina Sun

Yina Sun

Student Team, NCGrowth, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Joyce Tan

Chief of Research Strategy, UNC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Clinical Affairs Program Co-Manager, NC TraCS
Dhiren Thakker

Dhiren Thakker

Associate Dean for EntrDean, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (Retiree)
Tracy Triggs-Matthews

Tracy Triggs-Matthews

Associate Director, Center for Sustainable Enterprise, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
John Ujvari

John Ujvari

SBIR Program Specialist, North Carolina North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center
Patrick Vernon

Patrick Vernon

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Venture Initiatives, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Sheryl Waddell

Interim Director of Economic Development, Innovate Carolina
Judith Whitford

Judith Whitford

Patent and License Finances Manager, Administration, UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development
Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, UNC Department of Music
Jen Willis

Jen Willis

Assistant Dean for Development, UNC School of Government
Ada Wilson-Suitt

Ada Wilson

Director of Inclusive Student Excellence, UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affair
Ted Zoller

Ted Zoller

T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Roy Zwahlen

Roy Zwahlen

Assistant Dean for Innovation and Strategy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy