Podcasts

Global Venture Grind

November 17, 2020

With Niki Shamdasani (UNC-Chapel Hill alumna), co-founder and CEO of Sani; and Ritika Shamdasani (NC State student), co-founder of Sani For two sisters who grew up in rural North Carolina, building a startup that fuses South Asian fashion with the perspectives of first-gen South Asian Americans has been an entrepreneurial education on a global stage. […] More

On the Edge of Thriving

October 12, 2020

With Cecilia Polanco, founder and CEO of So Good Pupusas After several years of investing in her El Salvadorian-inspired, socially driven food truck businesses, 2020 promised to be a breakthrough year for Cecilia Polanco and the So Good Pupusas team. They’d paid off debt from purchasing trucks, refined their business model and were primed for profitability. Then the COVID-19 […] More

Identifying the Entrepreneurial Spark

October 02, 2020

With Sheri Smith, founder and CEO of the Indigo Education Company What if you had more than an inkling of who is most poised to become an entrepreneur? What if there was a way to identify K-12 students who may lack access to traditional resources, but who have characteristics they can use to build entrepreneurial […] More

Social capital for all

August 28, 2020

With Patrick Sullivan, CEO of Bonsai; and Jake Rosenfeld, COO of Bonsai For many, the scenario is familiar: You apply for a job, and 10 days later an email hits your inbox politely telling you that you’re not getting an interview. How do you break through the hiring barrier? And how do you tap into […] More

The Virtual Intern Life

August 03, 2020

With Zac Gonzalez, Carolina alumnus and former student intern at Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Entrepreneurship Center; and Asa Juhlin, Carolina student and summer virtual intern In the early spring of 2020, many students at UNC-Chapel Hill and other universities had their summer internships set. Then the COVID-19 pandemic had other plans. During this podcast, we’ll hear from alumnus […] More

The entrepreneurial pharmacist: Connecting clinic to community

June 26, 2020

With Franklin Roye, PharmD, president and co-founder of IndyCare; and Eshelman School of Pharmacy alumnus Imagine that you have the flu. But now you don’t have to visit your doctor to get tested or go to the pharmacy to fill a prescription – all while potentially exposing numerous others. Instead, you have a telehealth appointment, […] More

When the goal is going out of business

May 22, 2020

With Nick Black, co-founder and chairman of Stop Soldier Suicide; CEO and founder of GoodUnited; MBA alumnus of Kenan-Flagler Business School Army veteran Nick Black’s entrepreneurial journey began when he moved into live combat just seven days into his first deployment. He learned to be part of a team and accomplish what seemed impossible. But […] More

Work worth doing

April 20, 2020

With Alex Brandwein, MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and founder of Brandwein Bagels  Like many entrepreneurs, Alex Brandwein found that the COVID-19 pandemic required a quick pivot – to support his business and the community. Find out how Brandwein’s shift to a pre-order, pick-up-and-delivery model gave his business a way to use fresh, […] More

Can crowds solve wicked problems?

March 27, 2020

With Arvind Malhotra, H. Allen Andrew Professor of Entrepreneurial Education and Professor and Strategy of Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School With the world focused on the global coronavirus pandemic, decision makers wrestle with how to solve such “wicked problems” – massive challenges that are complex, have many interdependencies and are virtually impossible for anyone to […] More

Building Black Wall Street 2.0

February 24, 2020

With Doug Speight, serial entrepreneur, former executive director of American Underground, and UNC-Chapel Hill MBA alumnus. Many people are familiar with the entrepreneurial renaissance that’s taken place in Durham, NC. But do you know the history and on-the-ground dynamics that accelerated the city toward an economic and social resurgence that parallels its past? As a […] More