Key event logistics

The 2020 Innovation Showcase has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Once you register for the event, there are a few key details that you’ll want to plan for to ensure you get the most from your event experience. Check out the information below, and if you have further questions, contact Akib Khan (akib.khan@unc.edu) with Innovate Carolina. You can also find more information in the full agenda.

William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

The Innovation Showcase will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Free parking for meeting participants is provided in a 540-space lot adjacent to the building.

The date of next year’s showcase to be published in early 2021

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Get the conference app

After you register, the Innovate Carolina team will contact you to download the Whova app for the event. This app will let you:

–Access all event details, including the agenda and presentations, anytime.

–Get detailed presentation descriptions so that you can choose sessions that are most valuable and interesting to you.

–Receive instant notifications about any announcements during the event.

–Connect with other event attendees during and after the showcase.

Once you register for the showcase and download the app, you’ll be able to sign in and connect to the Innovation Showcase using the email address you used to register.

Networking reception

After the innovation presentation sessions, you’ll enjoy hors d’ouevres and an assortment of beer and wine selections during our networking reception. Use this time to relax, connect with presenters at the event, and strike up conversations with others in the entrepreneurial and investment communities.


During the reception, you’ll also learn from several investors who will provide brief lightening-round presentations. Hear several prominent investment groups share where they’re located, what stage companies they want to invest in and which industries they focus on the most.

Date and Time

Thursday, April 9
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.


William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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Akib Khan

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship
and Economic Development
109 Church Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516