Ready to put your idea into play, but not sure where to start?

Let Innovate Carolina help. Check out more than 30 student-focused resources to help you launch your idea into impact.

Helpful how-to's and student innovator words of wisdom.

Q&A: How to build on-point prototypes

Students create prototypes to pitch during the Makeathon

Featured Resources

Ask an Innovator

Use this free online platform to get expert answers about your idea or venture

1789 Hub

Join Innovate Carolina's student innovation and co-working community

Dreamers-Who-Do Program

Get funding for a innovation and entrepreneurship projects

Venture Catalyst Fellows

Join other doctoral, MBA and postdocs in experiential learning with startups.

1789 Student Venture Fund

Get the award funding your startup needs to start out

Student Events

1789 Events

Sign up for sessions to learn from entrepreneurial mentors, connect with startups and meet other student innovators.

Entrepreneurship Center Events

Grow and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge via a series of talks, competitions and other sessions from Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Innovate Carolina Event Calendar

Review a comprehensive calendar of I&E-related events from programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and partners from across the Triangle region and beyond.

Student Stories

Are virtual internships the new norm?

UNC interns discuss their collaborative, online work life with a NC magazine that spotlights issues affecting Black and Brown communities.

How clean is your water bottle?

Founded by UNC-Chapel hill undergrads, startup venture QUVI is working to keep people safer and healthier with their sanitizing kiosk for reusable water bottles.

#GDTBATH: Nehemiah Stewart

Senior Nehemiah Stewart is using his entrepreneurial experience building a rideshare venture to bring a new social venture to life.

Explore Carolina's student innovation network

As a Carolina student, you can learn and practice innovation and entrepreneurship in many different ways. That’s because the University offers a wide variety of tools and resources – courses, competitions, funding, workspaces, and skill-building opportunities – through an interconnected set of programs that are part of our student innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) network. It doesn’t matter what your major is or if you’ve ever considered yourself an innovator or entrepreneur. At UNC, innovation and entrepreneurship are for anyone who wants to put valuable ideas to use for the public good. 

Explore our network of resources and join any opportunity that interests you. Once you participate in a program, the partners in our network will work together to support, connect and guide you to new resources to help move your idea forward through different steps along your journey. Check out this I&E student network map for a snapshot of some of the key I&E programs you can plug into and how they fit together. 

Ready to learn more? Check out Innovate Carolina’s full directory of I&E resources. 

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