Eship Blog

Integrating the Ecosystem to Combat Disparities of the Female Founder Experience

March 31, 2022

In honor of Women’s History Month, the UNC Entrepreneurship Center ended our semester-long Innovation Speaker Series by highlighting the disparities experienced by female founders as they navigate the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  The discussion featured Triangle-based female founders Helen Gu and Shawna Lemon, and was moderated by Eship Center interim Executive Director and fellow female founder Jin […] More

The Future of Equity in the Tech Ecosystem: A Panel Discussion

February 28, 2022

Last week, as part of the UNC Entrepreneurship Center’s Innovation Speaker Series, startup pioneer and visiting Keohane professor Rodney Sampson led a panel of esteemed guests in a discussion titled “Building Equitable Technology, Startup and Venture Ecosystems.” Sampson was joined by Lightship Capital CEO and Founder Candice Matthews Brackeen; HR&A Advisors Partner Shuprotim Bhaumik; and […] More

Learning about the Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur: A Fireside Chat with Emiliano Abramzon

February 22, 2022

Last Wednesday, Nearpod co-founder and Kenan-Flagler Business School alumnus Emiliano Abramzon discussed his experiences in “Scaling and Exiting a Growing Enterprise,” the second event in our Innovation Speaker Series. Facilitated by Dr. Ted Zoller, Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, the hybrid-format fireside chat explored Abramzon’s history in entrepreneurial ventures and the steps that led […] More

Partner Profile: American Underground

February 16, 2022

At the Entrepreneurship Center, we deeply value dedication to seeing entrepreneurs through every step of their journey. That’s why we are proud of our partnership with American Underground, an organization that supports and strengthens the surrounding startup ecosystem by providing resources and opportunities to engage through an innovative community. American Underground has been a fixture […] More

Introducing the Eship Interns

February 11, 2022

This semester the UNC Entrepreneurship Center has two student interns working with our team to continue our mission to inspire, motivate, and develop the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. Their work has been integral to the Eship Center fostering community, storytelling, and enhancing learning experiences like our current Innovation Speaker Series. We sat down to learn […] More

Meet Our New Interim Executive Director: Jin Ellington

January 31, 2022

Just in time for the start of a new year, Jin Ellington accepted a position as Interim Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center. The Duke and Lesley University alumna has spent the last two and a half years as the Assistant Director of Business Development at UNC’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Ellington brings her […] More

The Triangle’s Most Innovative Companies to Watch in 2022: A Conversation with Scot Wingo

January 31, 2022

Scot Wingo, the founder and former CEO of ChannelAdvisor and the co-founder of Get Spiffy, Inc., recently virtually kicked off our Innovation Speaker Series by discussing scaling companies to watch in 2022, curated through his annual Triangle “Tweener” List. The conversation, facilitated by Dr. Jason Doherty, Clinical Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, gave insight […] More

Partner Profile: NC IDEA

January 13, 2022

The Entrepreneurship Center is proud to be part of such an amazing entrepreneurial ecosystem here in the Triangle region of North Carolina, and is honored to work with so many great partners committed to supporting entrepreneurs. One of those partners is NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in […] More

The Eship Center’s Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2021

December 17, 2021

It’s that time of the year again! The Eship Center is back with another Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the holiday season. Consider buying from or making a donation to any of these businesses started and run by UNC students!  Tsanai Tingz   Tsanai Tingz LLC produces elegant hand-crafted resin-based home decor such as trinket […] More

Understanding The Future of Tech, and Impact on Triangle Entrepreneurs

December 16, 2021

Earlier this month, the Entrepreneurship Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School hosted the Future of Tech in the Triangle and the Impact on the Region’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem event. The panel discussion surrounded the changes the Triangle is experiencing in the tech industry, in areas like talent retention, culture development, and capital acquisition, while key players like Google and Apple plan their move to the region.   Moderator and Kenan-Flagler Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Jason Doherty facilitated […] More