The Kenan-Flagler Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) works in close coordination with the MBA Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club (EVC Club) to offer fellowship programs for MBA students who are interested in pursuing a dynamic and iterative career as a Founder, Funder, and/or innovative Growth Executive. Students interested in interning at startups, growth centric companies, and venture capital firms should consider reaching out to the EVC Club leadership and CES to inquire on the application process in the fall of their 1st MBA year as well as connect with current 2nd year MBA fellowship recipients to learn more about the opportunities. This past year’s fellowship recipients were Jerome Trehy, Bo Rhyne, and Jeremy Ford.
- VCIC Fellows
VCIC Fellows is a for-credit program giving exceptional UNC Kenan-Flagler students the opportunity to study entrepreneurship and venture capital across numerous global regions. VCIC Fellows serve as ambassadors on behalf of UNC Kenan-Flagler, traveling to VCIC events in the U.S., Europe and Asia. VCIC Fellows receive unique exposure to regional venture capital trends via VCIC judging panels, startups and top MBA students. The program culminates at the completion of the travel season, when VCIC Fellows return to Chapel Hill to report on venture capital practices around the globe.
- Carolina Entrepreneurial Fellows Program (CEF)
The Center works closely with the MBA EVC Club to coordinate this fellowship program to connect entrepreneurial students with startups or growth-centric companies. Students can seek guidance in sourcing and approaching startups to work with over the summer, or find ones independently. Encouraging entrepreneurship, the EVC Club offers fellowships to first year students who are interested in working with a startup over the summer in lieu of a traditional MBA internship. The CEF fellowship is offered to supplement internship compensation at startup or growth centric companies were early-stage and/or venture backed funding is often limited. Selection involves an application and interview process.