Eship Blog

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?  For me, I would say my favorite […] More

Eship Center: A Year in Review

November 30, 2020

The Center’s most important achievements 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 […] 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

Do Founder CEO’s Tune Out Their Teams? (MIT Sloan Management Review)

October 28, 2020

Founders need advice more than other managers do, but they are also more likely to ignore it. Christopher Bingham, Bradley Hendricks and Travis Howell Facebook’s user base grew at an exponential rate after Mark Zuckerberg founded the site in his Harvard dormitory in 2004. Remarkably, today Facebook boasts over 2 billion registered users — that’s […] More

Boomerang CEOs: What Happens When the CEO Comes Back? (MIT Sloan Management Review)

October 28, 2020

Many companies have turned to their former CEOs in times of need, but little was known until now about the implications of this practice. Christopher Bingham, Bradley Hendricks, Travis Howell and Kalin Kolev In the spring of 1985, the board of Apple Computer made the fateful decision to force out cofounder Steve Jobs. Apple struggled […] More

Q&A with Vickie Gibbs: Entrepreneurship Trends Show Diversity Drives Value and Innovation

October 23, 2020

As featured in an article in The Well, UNC Eship director Vickie Gibbs provided some insight into the November trends report, its importance to innovators and what it says about diversity and immigrant entrepreneurship. “We created the Trends in Entrepreneurship Report to provide a way to translate academic research into actionable insights and trends for […] More

A Student’s Testimonial with Coaches’ Corner

October 12, 2020

Venture Background Aapki is a platform where fans can request personal video messages from their favorite South Asian celebrities. Imagine Priyanka Chopra congratulating your best friend on graduating or Shah Rukh Khan wishing your parents well on their anniversary! Coaches’ Corner by:  Amruth Sriperumbudur, Senior, B.S. Statistics and Analytics; Computer Science | Entrepreneurship Minor My teammate, Anush […] More

The Eship Center 2.0

October 07, 2020

As one of the earliest entrepreneurship education programs in the nation, the Entrepreneurship Center (Eship Center) at Kenan-Flagler School of Business has led the way in providing students and alumni with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed as a founder, funder, corporate entrepreneur, or early joiner of a startup. Wanting to stay on that […] More