Events & Opportunities

Week of Welcome: Eship and Innovation Fair

Monday August 19, 2019 • Launch Chapel Hill

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Have an idea you'd like to develop into a product? Currently running your own social venture or side hustle? Interested in venture capital or impact investing? Want to learn skills to innovate in a larger organization, or work for a start up? In this session, representatives from across campus programs will share resources you can utilize build your entrepreneurial skills during your time at Carolina! More

Week of Welcome: Blues Clues Scavenger Hunt

Friday August 23, 2019 • BLUE Community at Carmichael Dorm

UNC has tons of hidden gems which can be hard to uncover when you're new to campus! Meet new people while discovering new resources and co-working spaces on-campus at our scavenger hunt! We'll kickoff the event in one of our innovation hubs where you'll pick up a guide and break into teams, then we'll amazing race around campus to post photos at each innovation location, and finally gather again for food, fun, and prizes. More

Adams Applications Due (Early Admission!)

Tuesday September 3, 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

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)

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 9th. 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

#Fails and Fake ID’s (2)

Wednesday October 9, 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

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