UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Business Accelerator for Sustainable Enterprise (BASE)

BASE is a UNC program that crosses disciplines. Its goal is to speed the growth and impact of green businesses that focus on social or environmental goals.

From 2007-2010, CSE managed the BASE program working with 40 triple bottom line innovators from across North Carolina. The program is currently on hold but CSE continues to engage with BASE entrepreneurs and partners and remains very involved in the entrepreneurial sustainability space.


Entrepreneurs: BASE will improve the chances of long-term success for your sustainable business. We provide expertise and resources and help you minimize costs during the crucial startup phase.

Students: BASE offers students a learning experience that combines disciplines. We help you see how to apply environmental and social goals to all aspects of business.

Communities: BASE will raise awareness of sustainability issues, helping you foster the growth of new businesses that have a dramatic positive impact on the environment and society.


Jessica Thomas, CSE Managing Director
, 919-843-9731

BASE is a program of the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative

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