Director of Venture Initiatives and Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Chapel Hill, NC
Patrick Vernon teaches courses on launching new ventures, new venture analysis, artistic entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial consulting at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
He is director of venture initiatives. He leads the international Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC®), a premiere competition for venture-minded and entrepreneurial MBA students that features a network of 50 events on three continents.
He serves as faculty adviser for Carolina Challenge, a campus-wide business plan competition at UNC.
Prior to joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, Mr. Vernon was an entertainment entrepreneur, founding an independent record label based in Los Angeles. With his band, The Zookeepers, he released four CDs and performed 500 shows in the United States and Europe.
He received his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler with a concentration in entrepreneurship and a BS, suma cum laude, in audio technology from American University.