Eship Blog

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

Moving DEI Forward with the Launch of Two New Certificate Programs from the Entrepreneurship Center

December 06, 2021

Earlier this year, the Entrepreneurship Center announced a collaboration with Rodney Sampson from Opportunity Hub (OHUB) to launch two certificate programs to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of a business. Two months after a successful program launch, we are excited to bring to you an update on how the courses are going […] More

Company Spotlight: The Produce Box

August 10, 2021

Introduction The Produce Box is a produce delivery program based in Raleigh that delivers fresh food to people in North Carolina. By distributing local produce all over the state, they help support local farmers while making fresh fruits and vegetables accessible to people. The Produce Box has worked with two Innovation Interns through the Innovation […] More

Innovation Internships Summer Intern Feature: Vivian Yi

August 03, 2021

Introduction Innovation Internships Program is an initiative that provides undergraduate and graduate students across campus with paid summer and school-year internship opportunities at high-growth local startups. Vivian Yi is a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in advertising and economics with a minor in entrepreneurship. From interning at the Eship Center to helping with research […] More

Q&A with Aiyana Woldu (BA Pre-business, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2023)

July 29, 2021

Tell us about your venture! How did you come up with the idea? Tsanai Tingz LLC produces chic handmade, resin-based home decor including coasters, trinket trays, jewelry boxes and more. In the future I hope to produce stationery products and other office accessories. I’ve always been obsessed with office supplies and home decor and didn’t […] More

Meet Carolina Challenge Summer Program’s Winners

July 26, 2021

Introduction Established in 2005, the Carolina Challenge has become one of the most dynamic and exciting hallmarks of the UNC entrepreneurship ecosystem. As UNC’s flagship venture competition, the Carolina Challenge gives students the chance to win funding for both early-stage and late-stage business ideas.  This year, the pandemic pushed us to pivot and transform our […] More

Tar Heel Startup Spotlight: Ultraloop Technologies

July 20, 2021

Ultraloop Technologies is a UVC light sanitizing company founded by UNC students that aims to revolutionize affordable sanitation. The technology uses UV light to kill pathogens on the surface of any item, including phones, keys, wallets, and laptops. We recently talked to Ultraloop about their company’s journey, including any challenges they’ve faced, tips they have for […] More

The Eship Scholars Program at UNC Entrepreneurship Center

June 23, 2021

The Eship Scholars Program, created by the UNC Entrepreneurship Center, provides high-potential student entrepreneurs who are traditionally underrepresented in the entrepreneurial world with the resources they need to succeed with their ventures. Overview of the Program The first cohort of Eship Scholars was selected from 41 qualified applicants in October 2020,and includes 10 high-potential student entrepreneurs. […] More