Our interest in the discipline and performance of sport is based on the recognition of its importance as a critical economic driver and marketing mechanism, particularly in our region; the values it represents (teamwork, discipline, drive, leadership, role playing, fairness), and the opportunities available to all students regardless of experience and socio-economic background. We welcome partnership (instructors, experiential education, focus groups, pitch judges or advisors) with entrepreneurs–from start up to mature–to help Kenan Institute Sport achieve its mission. These efforts include:
- A track in Sport Entrepreneurship under the UNC-CH College of Arts and Sciences Entrepreneurship Minor which includes four courses and an internship.
- A celebration of national leaders in the field through the Sport Innovators and Entrepreneurs Awards. The inaugural event is in the planning stages, scheduled for 2014.
- A study of the economic impact of sport in our state through an inventory of North Carolina sport-related businesses.
- A Sport Analytics Summit to foster collaboration and identify best practices among business professionals, researchers and students around the growing role of big data and analytics