Eship Blog

A Conversation with Tom Nolan, Kendra Scott CEO, About Cohesive Leadership

April 22, 2021

Leadership is a focus for all of us here at the Eship Center. It drives what we do each and every day and is at the core of many of our programs.  That is why we were so grateful when Tom Nolan recently agreed to spend a few minutes sharing his thoughts on Cohesive Leadership […] More

Innovation Internships Connect High Growth Startups with Entrepreneurially-minded Students

April 22, 2021

The Innovation Internships program is an initiative based out of the Entrepreneurship (Eship) Center that meets needs for students and high-growth startup companies. For both undergraduate and graduate students, it provides paid spring, summer, and fall internship opportunities at high-growth startups. For high-growth startups, this program provides access to UNC student talent, which can help […] More

Q&A With Robbie Tillman (Computer Science, 2023)

April 21, 2021

Tell us about your venture! I, along with my older brother, co-founded an outdoor drive-in movie theater company called The Drive-In, LLC. We work with local screen providers, film studios and food trucks to produce memorable outdoor movie experiences! How did you come up with the idea? Any aha moments? Last May, my older brother […] More

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Entrepreneurship Center Expands Collaboration with Opportunity Hub (OHUB) and 100 Black Angels and Allies Fund With Faculty Participation From Stanford Technology Ventures Program and Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

April 06, 2021

Expanded Collaboration and Engagement from Multiple Institutions Aim to Address DEI at a Systemic Organizational Level and Create More Equitable Ecosystems Chapel Hill, N.C. (April 06, 2021) – UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Entrepreneurship (Eship) Center, an affiliated center of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, today announced that affiliated-faculty at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and […] More

Building a Cohesive Leadership Team – Q&A with Scale School Instructor Scott Brown

April 01, 2021

An organization’s success lies in its leaders’ strength and ability to guide their team toward success and show their team how to get there. Before asking others to follow them on this journey, leadership teams should ensure that they are operating at peak performance. That is especially important when a company is ready to grow […] More

Virtual Conference to Explore Emerging Trends for Entrepreneurship Success in a Post-COVID World

March 31, 2021

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and The Entrepreneurship Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler will cohost the fifth annual Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference, which is open to the public, April 22-23, 2021. (Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 31, 2021) The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on entrepreneurship were dramatic: 43% of small businesses in the U.S. […] More

Standing in Unity with our Asian and Asian American community – Condemning racism, bigotry and violence 

March 22, 2021

Sadly, we once again find ourselves in a place where we must take a stand against racism, bigotry and violence. We are devastated by the tragic murders in Atlanta, and the continuing rise in violence and hate crimes against the Asian and Asian American community. As Chancellor Guskiewicz shared in his message on March 9th, Carolina is unified […] More

Eship Partners with American Underground and Raleigh Founded

March 16, 2021

Strengthening Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Connecting Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area is consistently touted as providing an amazing ecosystem for entrepreneurs with an abundance of talent, ventures, and engaged members. While that is true, the fact that this ecosystem is spread across such a wide geographical area has historically presented some challenges, including a lack of […] More

Q&A With Merve Rida Bayraktar (Computer Science, 2023)

March 11, 2021

What is your current venture and how did you come up with the idea? In January 2018, I started mentoring two girls — one in second and  the other in third grade — about electronics. As we built circuits, I was surprised at how fast they learned and how well they understood the complicated concepts. […] More

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