Q&A: Jill Willett

…20, 30 or 40 times throughout the year, we’ve seen them gain momentum, and their confidence skyrockets. What makes someone a good mentor? This is a great question. Our mentors…

Face Shield PPE: Makerspace Volunteers

04.06.20 Makerspaces Fire up the engine UNC-Chapel Hill’s makerspaces and a bevy of volunteers move their PPE initiative into production, building 2,000 face shields in the first two days By…

Fund Your Idea

…a US$1,000,000 global startup prize as its anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events and trainings to over a million students globally, creating a pathway for youth…

Entrepreneurship Education Series

…the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Discover how these programs work together to give students of all backgrounds the flexibility to shape their own experiences with entrepreneurship – including opportunities that open…

Community Engagement Programs

…one orientation session, 300 hours of public service, one serving learning course, four skills training, and one senior reflection project. Learn More Robert E. Bryan Fellowship The Bryan Fellowship in…

Biomedical engineering COVID-19 response

Primed for pandemic innovation 06.01.20 From developing face masks to vaccines, ventilators and diagnostics, a joint department at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State fights COVID-19 by blending the best of…

I&E Resources

…the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars,…

1789 Student Venture Fund

…2. Idea: The idea may or may not be novel, but there is potential for revenue or to solve a social problem. The team may either have an early plan…

2019 Faculty Entrepreneurs Workshop – Agenda

Home Agenda Instructors Faculty FAQ Menu Home Agenda Instructors Faculty FAQ 2020 CHANCELLOR’S FACULTY INNOVATION WORKSHOP 2020 Agenda The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Maximizing Faculty Impact Summer 2020: Online Workshops Series All…

Policy & Governance Programs

…and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, offers $5,000 grants to accepted project proposals that enhance the intellectual life at both universities by strengthening established or encouraging new collaborations. Learn More…

About Us

Team Vision, Mission, Values Brand Strategy Networks Reports…

Funding Landscape Series

Campus-to-Company Series Faculty Startups Navigate North Carolina’s Funding Landscape Let’s say you’re a faculty member at a university in North Carolina, and you want to launch a startup. How can…

Campus Programs

Social Entrepreneurship Creating social change through the founding of new organizations such as social enterprises, non-profits or for profit companies and entrepreneurship Community Engagement Creating social change through volunteerism, engaged…

ACCelerate Festival

…interactive faculty and student exhibits 5 UNC innovation exhibits, performances and discussion panels Carolina’s Innovation Network 200+ interconnected innovation leaders and programs across campus 475 UNC-affiliated startup companies tracked since…

Assure Technologies

Precision dose measurement for the smallest patients 07.27.20 UNC-Chapel Hill startup and KickStart Venture Services award winner Assure Technologies developed a novel medical device for precise, error-free dose measurement of…

The Looma Project

The stories behind the products 07.20.20 UNC-affiliated startup The Looma Project receives Carolina Angel Network investment for its point-of-decision video platform that allows consumers to meet the people behind their…

Mucommune​ and Inhalon Biopharma

01.16.20 Trapping what ails you UNC-Chapel Hill pharmacy professor Sam Lai’s startup companies use muco-trapping antibody tech to fight infections and enable non-hormonal contraception By Shellie Edge, Photography by Sarah…

Free Resources

…applications, run by UNC Computer Science Professor of the Practice Dr. Jeff Terrell. It’s in Room 027 of Sitterson Hall, and it’s open weekday afternoons (normally, but see note below)….

Venture Catalyst Program

…Oct. 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.) Identifying Financial Milestones (Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.) Fundraising Strategies for Early-Stage Companies (Wednesday, Dec. 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.) Experiential learning. The Venture Catalyst Program identifies startups…

Grassroots Organizing Programs

Campus Y The Campus Y is the center for social justice at UNC. The current Y includes over 1500 undergraduate members working in 30 committees and 3 programs. The 30…

Innovators: Liz Chen and Cristina Leos

…Unplanned Pregnancy). Moreover, our tech nonprofit received $325,000 in seed funding from Innovation Next to turn our idea into a reality. The seed funding allowed us to build several versions…

Robert Blouin

…the school’s Bryson Distinguished Professor. During his tenure as dean, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recognized as one of the premier pharmacy programs in the world as evidenced…