Events & Opportunities

How Does Your Sales Hat Fit: A UNC Lunchtime Chat for Fast-Paced Startups

Tuesday September 29, 2020 • Online • Open to all

Putting on your sales hat as an entrepreneur can be challenging for some and downright daunting for others. Mastering both the art and science of steering your customers towards purchase takes planning, time and attention. This lunchtime conversation will feature sales experts Lilly Ferrick and Chris Morrison, two entrepreneurs and Scale School instructors who have each helped hundreds of entrepreneurs re-define their sales processes and create sales systems that are repeatable and scalable. More

Magic Hour: Black Entrepreneurs Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020 • Online • Open to all

This past summer, we hosted an event, Creating A Space for Black Entrepreneurs, to amplify the successes and challenges in the journeys of Black Entrepreneurs in our ecosystem. We are expanding this experience to Magic Hour: Black Entrepreneurs Meetup which is a networking meetup for Black entrepreneurs in our community. The event will start with Zoom breakout rooms for networking and authentic conversations followed by a moderated panel discussion with 3 Black Entrepreneurs. More

Coaches Corner

Monday October 5, 2020 to Friday October 16, 2020 • Online • Open to students

The Entrepreneurship Center has partnered with alumni entrepreneurs for an amazing opportunity to offer virtual coaching sessions to student ventures that can lead to long-term mentoring. The mission of Coaches Corner is two-fold:

  • To help student-entrepreneurs with their current problems by connecting them with alumni subject matter experts.
  •  To connect student-entrepreneurs with alumni who can serve as mentors if there is mutual interest.

Fireside Chat with Alex Brandwein, Founder of Brandwein’s Bagels

Wednesday October 7, 2020 • Online • Open to all

Fireside Chats are a continuing series of talks hosted by Launch Chapel Hill and the Eship Center. This series features real talks with real entrepreneurs: the good, the bad, and the ugly of their entrepreneurial journey thus far, not just the shiny success stories. Our third chat features Alex Brandwein, the Founder and Owner of Brandwein's Bagels. In 2018, Brandwein came to UNC to pursue an MBA at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. When he was an MBA student, Brandwein noticed Chapel Hill was missing something: a downtown bagel shop. Join us to hear how this Tar Heel and Launch grad tapped into the UNC entrepreneurship network and moved from working in finance to founding a bagel business More