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“Brand NC” What Should North Carolina Stand For?

The Kenan Institute and the North Carolina Department of Commerce is currently undertaking a major statewide initiative to develop a brand for the State of North Carolina.

May 2 - Basketball Analytics Summit

The Kenan Institute's Sport Entrepreneurship initiative hosts the 2014 Basketball Analytics Summit, engaging with and exploring best practices of leading basketball experts who love, research, and work in the discipline of performance (individual or team) and business analytics

Applications sought for 2013 Social Innovation Challenge

The CUBE, UNC-Chapel Hill’s hub for social innovation, is accepting applications for the 2013 UNC Social Innovation Challenge from aspiring UNC social entrepreneurs interested in launching a venture to solve social or environmental problems.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC

The Kenan Institute sponsors and UNC-Chapel Hill hosts its second annual Global Entrepreneurship Week this year, occurring Nov. 18-22, 2013.

Bertie County economic visioning project seeks community input

Residents of Bertie County are invited to help create a vision for the county’s economic future during four public forums to be held in July.

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.

Is North Carolina Losing its Mojo?

DeSimone’s talk at NC Science Summit fuels thinking on ways to improve state’s manufacturing competitiveness

Kenan Institute director Joseph DeSimone delivers call to action at the 2013 NC Science Summit

Last week, Kenan Institute director, Dr. DeSimone delivered a “call to action” talk at the 2013 North Carolina Science Summit, a signature event of the annual NC Science Festival.

Five leadership lessons for family business

Thiago Penido (MBA ’09) shares his journey to leadership in his family’s enterprise, The Serveng Group in Sao Paulo, Brazil

UNC-Chapel Hill delegation visit Dubai campus

A student delegation from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, led by professor Paul Friga, Director of Consulting Concentrations and Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship visited the Zayed University Campus in Dubai.

GAO to visit UNC-Chapel Hill to discuss nanomanufacturing

Tomorrow, representatives from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) will visit the UNC-Chapel Hill campus to discuss the role and impact of nanomanufacturing in the U.S. economy.

Exploring partnerships with MARBIONC, UNC Wilmington

Today, director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Dr. Joseph DeSimone visited Wilmington, NC to explore potential partnerships between MARBIONC, UNC Wilmington and the Kenan Institute.

Kenan Institute leadership visits American Underground

Today, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise leaders visited the American Underground to explore a potential partnership to promote entrepreneurship.

DeSimone to speak on IP strategies at Partnering for Cures conference

Joe DeSimone, director of UNC-Chapel Hill's Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, will give an inventor’s perspective on medical technology transfer Nov. 29 at Partnering for Cures in New York City.

DeSimone to speak on university’s role in entrepreneurship

Joe DeSimone, director of UNC-Chapel Hill's Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, kicked off the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors meeting today (Nov. 13) with keynote remarks on the role of research intensive universities in entrepreneurship.

McCrory taps Kenan Institute’s Stith for transition team

N.C. Governor-Elect Pat McCrory has named Thomas A. Stith III as director of his transition team. Stith is program director for economic development for UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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