The Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund
The Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund is a student-run fund with more than $4.4 million of committed capital under management. Launched in 2007, the fund is the first and only student-run fund associated with a top-tier global business school that seeks to provide real returns to its limited partners. To date, the fund has invested in 26 portfolio companies and exited five portfolio companies.
Carolina Angel Network (CAN)
Carolina Angel Network (CAN) brings together the UNC entrepreneurial community and the UNC alumni network to empower early stage new businesses that drive our future. CAN’s mission is to support the UNC startup community with funding and advice from experienced alumni members of the network. CAN is an angel investing platform for members and co-investment funds (Venture Capital Angel Multiplier Fund).
In 2016, CAN was founded and supported by the UNC Office of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, UNC Development Office, Kenan-Flagler Business School, the UNC Law School and Vice Chancellor of Finance Administration.
Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
Small Business and Technology Development Center provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. SBTDC has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. SBTDC at UNC Chapel Hill has played a valued role in the Research Triangle region for more than three decades.
Most services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy. http://www.sbtdc.org/
1789 Venture Lab
1789 is a co-working space designed for all students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship, have an opportunity to meet other student entrepreneurs and start to grow their venture. With an open, flexible workspace conveniently located at 173 E. Franklin Street in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, we are the bridge between entrepreneurial activity on campus and the larger world.
1789 provides special support for students starting their own ventures by hosting workshops, classes, office hours, and events in partnership with groups like Launch Chapel Hill, the Campus Y, the UNC Minor in Entrepreneurship, and The Kenan-Flagler Entrepreneurship Center and Carolina Challenge.
“The Center’s programming has truly helped with my professional and entrepreneurial development and the sustainability of my nonprofit, Healthy Girls Save the World.”
Camille McGirt (BSPH ’13, MPH ’17)