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Julie Goodliffe: Business meets science

The biology professor adds MBA@UNC to her formula for business success.

From the slopes to the classroom: Chris Bingham

Bingham focuses on strategy, innovation and change in dynamic markets.

A soldier's story

Inspired by his experiences in the military, Army veteran Nick Black (MBA '13) set out to Stop Soldier Suicide.

Adapt and overcome: Lessons in entrepreneurship

Keynote Markus Wilhelm and “People. Planet. Profits” panelists share their experiences and advice for budding entrepreneurs.

Risk vs. reward at the front lines of entrepreneurship

At the front lines of entrepreneurship, great risk often comes with great reward, say panelists at the Carolina Women in Business conference.

On the road to entrepreneurship, asking for directions is okay

Entrepreneurs share lessons and resources at the Careers in Sustainability Forum.

Global opportunities prepare grad for career success

Prem Thomas (BSBA ’05) is well-prepared for a career at the intersection of finance, sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Alumni share career paths in sustainability and energy fields

Alumni share career paths in sustainability and energy fields.

Student chooses Kenan-Flagler for collaborative culture, support of community

“In picking your MBA program, you’re choosing a community,” she said. “You need to choose one that’s going to help be the type of person and business leader that you want to be.”

UNC’s new venture lab opens to foster entrepreneurs

The accelerator is already home to local ventures. Entrepreneurs represent the entire spectrum of the startup process.

Chapel Hill’s first startup accelerator officially opens its doors

Chapel Hill’s first startup accelerator supports the successful launch of entrepreneurial companies.

Competition gives MBA students glimpse into venture capital world

While professional golfers vied for the coveted green jacket of The Masters Golf Tournament, MBA students from around the world traveled to Chapel Hill, NC, in the golf-themed international finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).

Launching the Venture boosts fledgling entrepreneurs

With more than 100 ventures successfully initiated since 1999 and many of those businesses still in existence, UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Launching the Venture program has been helping entrepreneurs at various stages in their business careers for years.

Entrepreneur Credits Success to UNC Kenan-Flagler, Leaves Habitat Legacy

Matt Williamson (MBA ’05) credits much of the success of his startup company Windsor Circle to his UNC Kenan-Flagler education. But the entrepreneur also gets credit for leaving a lasting legacy: UNC Kenan-Flagler’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County through the “House that Kenan-Flagler Built.”

Alum launches burn center from business school plan

Alum launches burn center with business plan nurtured at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

The Importance of Entrepreneurship Education

We recently spoke with several of our alumni entrepreneurs and CES Director Ted Zoller in a piece for GMAC about the importance of entrepreneurship education. Here are some of the things they said:

Carolina Challenge Pitch Party featured in N&O

Last month, we hosted the 2nd Annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party at Top of the Hill. The event was also part of UNC’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, which was held from Nov. 12-18th in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation’s yearly GEW initiative which involves over 7 million people in 125 counties.

TS Designs “Walks the Talk” When it Comes to Sustainability

What exactly does it mean to “walk the talk” when it comes to sustainable companies? A group of UNC students recently found the answer when they visited TS Designs in Burlington, North Carolina as part of a UNC Kenan-Flagler Sustainability in Action TREK.

Delivering Great Returns

With four out of five of its managing partners being UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni, investment company Plexus Capital takes great pride in focusing on investments and partnerships with middle market businesses that need capital for growth.

Alumni, school double-down on innovation

When the going gets tough, the tough get innovating. Emerging from the recession, innovators have the upper hand.

Unmasking entrepreneurship’s biggest players

UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Ted Zoller has developed software that mines from Standard and Poor’s data to find people who are involved in multiple privately held, high-growth companies.

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