Events & Opportunities

Adams Application Due (Regular Admission)

Monday September 23, 2019

We are looking for exceptional students (Juniors and 1st year grads) from across UNC who are committed to pursuing an entrepreneurial career for this year long apprenticeship. Whether you intend to start a business, join a startup team, work for larger corporations, or provide funding for entrepreneurial ventures, an ideal candidate is committed to working on themselves both professionally and personally. More

How to get a startup job with Venture for America

Thursday September 26, 2019 • BLUE Innovation Community (1st Floor of Carmichael Dorm)

Meet a Venture for America Representative and learn how to pitch yourself to startups. Winson will share advice on how to network and find opportunities that align with your skill set. Of course, he will also answer all of your questions about Venture for America. Hear the stories of successful UNC alum that went through the program and learn how you can apply for the two year fellowship program. More

#Fails and Fake ID’s (1)

Sunday October 6, 2019 • BLUE Community at Carmichael Dorm

Customer Discovery is the key to turning an idea into a sustainable product or service. In this interactive session, we’ll get out of our comfort zones and talk to people around campus to practice how to conduct quick interviews and collect the data you need to take the next step on your project or idea. Discover how being okay with failure and failing fast can help you avoid common mistakes many entrepreneurs make. Note: This same workshop is being offered on October 9th. More

#Fails and Fake ID’s (2)

Monday October 7, 2019 • BLUE Community at Carmichael Dorm

Customer Discovery is the key to turning an idea into a sustainable product or service. In this interactive session, we’ll get out of our comfort zones and talk to people around campus to practice how to conduct quick interviews and collect the data you need to take the next step on your project or idea. Discover how being okay with failure and failing fast can help you avoid common mistakes many entrepreneurs make. Note: This same workshop is being offered on October 7th. More

Building a Good Team + Challenge Networking Night

Tuesday October 8, 2019 • BLUE Innovation Community (1st Floor of Carmichael Dorm)

Are you interested in participating in the Carolina Challenge Pitch Party (Nov. 7, 2019) or Carolina Challenge Makeathon (Jan 26-Feb 8, 2020), but still need to develop your idea or team? And/or are you curious about how to build or work on a solid team in any career you pursue? If yes, then this is the event for you! In this session, KF Professor of Organizational Behavior, Shimul Melwani, will lead us in an interactive activity to build a solid team followed by food and networking! More

Carolina Challenge Pitch Party Applications Due!

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Apply to pitch your venture at “THE” cross-campus venture competition. This exhibition style event will give you the opportunity to present your idea to 150 judges. Up to 10 prizes will be awarded to the teams that earn the most tokens from judges! Note: most teams who meet the criteria (see eligibility page on the link below) will get a table at the Pitch Party. We highly encourage you to attend our other pre-workshops to help you prep (#fails, pitch practice, and team building!) More

Designing For Change: Women In Entrepreneurship

Thursday October 24, 2019 • 1789 Venture Lab

Join the Eship Center and Innovate Carolina on October 24th at 5:30 PM at 1789 Venture Lab for a design thinking workshop targeting the issues women face in entrepreneurship, complete with a panel of 6 young UNC alumnae from entrepreneurial backgrounds from venture capital to startup founders to corporate marketing. More

Carolina Challenge Pitch Party Practice

Tuesday October 29, 2019 • BLUE Innovation Community (1st Floor of Carmichael Dorm)

Learn how to perfect your pitch from Communications Professor Tim Flood. He will teach you about the elements of a good pitch and techniques for public speaking! This workshop will help you shine at the Carolina Challenge Pitch Party! Food provided! Learn more about the Carolina Challenge Pitch Party and apply at: https://carolinachallenge.unc.edu More

Carolina Challenge Pitch Party

Thursday November 7, 2019

The Carolina Challenge is the premier entrepreneurship event at UNC. Every year, dozens of student teams pitch their ideas to over 250 judges at our Pitch Party in hopes of winning prize money to fund their ventures. This year we have special keynote speaker, Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture for America joining us! Sign up to pitch or judge the competition from 5-8 pm at the Blue Zone! More

Adams Apprenticeship Fall Conference

Friday November 8, 2019

The Adams Apprenticeship is a life-long network of students and successful UNC alumni committed to developing transformative entrepreneurial careers as founders, funders, and intrapreneurs. This event is private to Adams Advisors and Apprentices. Learn more about how you can join the network on the website! More