Continuing in the Startup UNC course during the spring 2020 semester has helped Carpenter and Newman hone their offerings and expand their portfolio. Even though they are building a company that’s still in development, the students say that the past few months have taught them the importance of hitting the ground running.
“We have identified even more need than we originally thought there was,” says Carpenter. The duo is continually taking on new clients and expanding what they offer.
Potential clients looking for assistance with their health messaging turn to Newman Carpenter for data collection, brand development, content creation and health behavior change strategy.
This year, Newman Carpenter is partnering with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to create a vaping prevention website for communities. The site – called Vaping Prevention Resource – will help prevent the dangerous addiction among youth.
As opportunities continue to come its way, Newman Carpenter has steadily taken advantage of the wealth of venture support at the University, with rewarding results.
“My perception was that business was so competitive. But since meeting other startup founders, that has not been the case at Carolina,” says Carpenter. “We have received so much love and support for our fresh take on health communications.”
“All of the mentors in the 1789 lab are entrepreneurs and want to help you learn and grow,” says Newman. “I think even after we graduate, we will still be able to tap into that entrepreneurial space.”
As for the future, the pair is excited to apply for a position in the 2020 Launch Chapel Hill summer cohort and begin working full time after their graduation.
Newman says, “We want Chapel Hill to always be the base of our business. We plan on staying around.” Newman Carpenter is taking on new clients. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.