Eship Blog

Interview: OHUB’s Rodney Sampson Speaks About Eship Collaboration and Groundbreaking Certification Programs

February 17, 2021

New Collaboration and Certificate Programs to Create a More Equitable and Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem The Entrepreneurship (Eship) Center continues to reaffirm our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. A diverse and inclusive workforce is key to the success of any venture — and to our community at large. The […] More

Powerful Collaboration and Groundbreaking Certification Programs Aim to Create More Equitable and Inclusive Organizations and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

February 17, 2021

Eship Center announces Collaboration with Opportunity Hub (OHUB) and 100 Black Angels and Allies Fund; Creation of Two Certification Programs: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Solutions (DEIS) Certificate and Black Technology Ecosystem Investment Certificate for Black and Ally Investors Chapel Hill, N.C. (February 17, 2021) – UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Entrepreneurship (Eship) Center, an affiliated center of the […] More

Q&A with Francis Amponsah (Public Relations and Advertising, 2022)

February 11, 2021

Tell us about your venture! I started Mama Vero’s African Fabric to help my mother take her business to the next level. I’ve always viewed my mother as an entrepreneur, since she used to sell products when she was in Ghana. But I felt that she was often hesitant in putting full force behind her […] More

Entrepreneurship Partnership Aims to Boost Triangle Ecosystem

January 19, 2021

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Entrepreneurship Center announces a partnership with the Research Triangle Park Foundation at a virtual event January 26, 2021. This partnership will enable the businesses within RTP to more closely collaborate with the students, staff, and faculty at Kenan-Flagler, strengthening RTP and the region as a whole.   Chapel Hill, N.C. (January 19, 2021) […] More

Q&A with Kerstan Nealy (Public Policy, 2022)

December 19, 2020

Involvement in Eship Center Programs:  I am a member of the inaugural cohort of the Eship Scholars Program.  Favorite Carolina memory?  Staying up late studying for finals with my best friend, both of us running off coffee and determination.   We hear you are launching a venture, tell us about it! My venture, Simply Coils, […] More

Eship Center: A Year in Review

December 01, 2020

The Center’s new initiatives of 2020 After an intensive year of strategic planning under new leadership, the Eship Center restructured programming to focus on two initiatives: 1) supporting scale and growth stage startups and the skill sets that accompany that stage of venture development and  2) integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into all programming.  To support […] More

Q&A with Sherrod Crum (Business Administration, 2023)

November 30, 2020

Involvement in Eship Center Programs:  Currently, I am a member of the Inaugural Eship Scholar Cohort with the Eship Center at Kenan Flagler. In addition, I have collaborated with the Eship Center on various initiatives with my organization The Black Entrepreneur Initiative at UNC. Favorite Carolina memory?  I would say my favorite Carolina Memory would […] More

Q&A with Harshul Makwana (Computer Science and Business Administration, 2023)

November 06, 2020

Involvement in Eship Center Programs: Carolina Pitch Party and  Makeathon, Launch Chapel Hill Summer Fellowship, Innovation Internships, Eship Scholars Favorite Carolina memory? Playing volleyball with my suitemates during my first month at Carolina   What is your current venture and how did you come up with the idea? I am the co-founder of QUVI, a […] More

Executive Director Vickie Gibbs Featured on GrepBeat Podcast

November 02, 2020

GrepBeat featured the Eship Center’s Executive Director Vickie Gibbs on their podcast series “Pete Meets…”. Listen to the full podcast here. More

Navigating our business at Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe during Covid-19

November 02, 2020

I am the owner of Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, a labor of love that was born in my home 28 years ago as I struggled to build community as a single immigrant mother. Today, my heart sinks as I drive through our downtown here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, seeing business after business closed due the hardship […] More