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Former Senator and Ambassador to China Jim Sasser talks fostering economic growth amid America’s tense political climate.

The parties agree: Education reform is a must for the U.S.

The education sector must evolve to meet students' changing needs.

UNC Kenan-Flagler launches Center of Sport Business

The center will be a hub for scholarship, entrepreneurship and research-based education in sport business.

“What Next, America?” Conference Set for Oct. 14

Business leaders, academics and policy makers will examine critical economic issues facing the next U.S. presidential administration.

UNC Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Research Service Recognized for Leadership in Technology Commercialization Services

Among the few universities offering research support services for technology transfer and technology commercialization efforts, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and its Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise have been recognized for innovation and leadership.

The John Locke Foundation to host talk by Brent Lane about how crowdfunding kick-started the N.C. economy

The John Locke Foundation will host a discussion of the emergence of three major industries in North Carolina: tobacco, furniture and textiles on July 11, 2016, from 12-1p.m.

Mark Little named executive director of Kenan Institute

Little will continue his service to the Kenan Institute in his new leadership role.

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Announces 2017 Research Fellow Award Winners

The fellowships provide opportunities for advanced doctoral students, post docs and early-career faculty who are researching entrepreneurship, economic development or global competitiveness.

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Recognizes Students at Board of Advisors Reception and Dinner

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise held its semi-annual Board of Advisors Reception and Dinner on April 28. This event celebrates the student leaders who make an impact on the Kenan Institute’s research and other work in its core focus areas: entrepreneurship, economic progress and global commerce.

Third annual Basketball Analytics Summit set for April 15-16

Best practices in analytics will be discussed and shared by leading college and professional basketball experts and corporate partners.

Kenan Institute's Ashley Brown named 2016 Brian Stockdale Memorial Award winner

Technology Commercialization Carolina (TCC), of the UNC Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, is pleased to announce that Ashley Brown, Research Analyst, has been named the winner of the 2016 Brian Stockdale Memorial Award.

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Announces 2016 Research Fellow Award Winners

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise has announced its 2016 research fellowship recipients. The research fellowships provide opportunities for advanced doctoral students, post docs, or early career faculty who focus on entrepreneurship, economic development, or global competitiveness. The four selected Fellows, will pursue cutting edge research in collaboration with Institute thought leaders.

Y Combinator is coming to UNC on Tuesday, January 26th

Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started. Some companies may need no more than seed funding. Others will go through several rounds. There is no right answer; how much funding you need depends on the kind of company you start.

UNC-Chapel Hill is set to host its fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week this year, occurring Nov. 16-21, 2015

Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week worldwide celebrates innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It has grown to more than 160 countries, reaching more than 10 million people across the globe.

Greg Brown named Kenan Institute director

Brown will build on the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise’s legacy of economic development, global competitiveness and entrepreneurship.

Greg Brown: Innovating in education and outreach

The finance professor is an academic entrepreneur and leader.

Kenan Institute launches tech commercialization center

TCC supports N.C. innovators and inventors with training, launch support and funding.

Grants fund collaboration across Kenan Institutes

The Kenan Creative Collaboratory funds innovative research, teaching and problem-solving at the intersection of private enterprise, engineering, technology and science, arts and ethics.

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