Events & Opportunities

Coaches Corner

Tuesday April 13, 2021 to Thursday April 22, 2021 • Online • Open to students

Coaches’ Corner offers students the opportunity to connect directly with alumni entrepreneurs for 30-minute virtual coaching sessions about your ventures and ideas. Sessions, which can lead to long-term mentoring opportunities, are scheduled over a three-week time span. Guided by the Eship Center’s alumni entrepreneurial coaches, students are able to properly prepare and follow up with your alumni mentor so you can optimize the time and expertise of the coach you are matched with. This opportunity is open to any UNC student, of any level of experience, who applies to speak with an alumni entrepreneur. More

Scale School: Leading a Successful Launch

Wednesday April 14, 2021 to Wednesday May 26, 2021

Launching a new product or service requires embracing a different type of sales process. Whether it’s your first time entering the market, or a shift away from what your company has launched in the past, there are no historical models, pricing data, or sales messages that have been proven to bring in customers. The Leading a Successful Launch course will cover topics such as creating a repeatable sales process, establishing key milestones, evaluating successes and failures, and how to hire and build the right sales team. You will be guided through the process of crafting and implementing a sales plan that will set you up to successfully bring a new product or service to market. Courses are designed to be highly actionable, so participants will receive a combination of live instructions and tools that can be used immediately within their company. More

Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Conference

Thursday April 22, 2021 to Friday April 23, 2021 • TBD • Online • Open to all

Thought leaders from academics, industry and government debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy. More

VC University LIVE

Monday June 14, 2021 to Wednesday June 16, 2021 • Online • Open to all

VC University LIVE takes place in emerging ecosystems across the country, providing opportunities to learn about cutting-edge issues in emerging venture finance and connect with local leaders and influencers from Silicon Valley. The three-day program is hosted by a local institution, incorporating lectures and interviews with leading venture capitalists, faculty from the University of California, Berkeley, and executives from the National Venture Capital Association. WHO SHOULD REGISTER: Entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs, fund managers, attorneys and anyone else looking to unlock their venture finance skills and build their network (locally and within Silicon Valley). More