Administrative and Event Support Associate, Office of Innovate Carolina
Akib provides administrative and event support at Innovate Carolina. He is a 2018 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. As a student, Akib pursued his various interests, from clinical research to storytelling to entrepreneurship. He was involved with clinical research in the Department of Anesthesiology at UNC School of Medicine and UNC Adams School of Dentistry. While at Carolina, he also pursued his interest in storytelling by creating audio stories for Carolina Memories, a media platform he founded.
Akib was also a podcast manager at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, creating podcasts with Dean Susan King and a faculty member of the school. As a student, he enjoyed learning about different entrepreneurial frameworks in his entrepreneurship classes, interacting with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and working on ventures.
More recently, Akib worked at Department of Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and as a podcast producer with Innovate Carolina and Entrepreneurship Center at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.