Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Events Calendar

2016


  • January 26

    Y Combinator Office Hours

    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    City:
    Chapel Hill
    Location:
    LAUNCH

    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.

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  • January 26

    Q&A Featuring Kevin Hale, Cofounder of Wufoo

    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    City:
    Chapel Hill
    Location:
    1789 Venture Lab

    Kevin Hale was cofounder of Wufoo, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2006 and acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011. He was responsible for Wufoo’s much ¬admired design and speaks widely about UX. Before Wufoo he wrote about design for Particletree and was editor in chief of the web development magazine Treehouse. He has a BA from Stetson University in Digital Arts and English.

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  • February 24

    Black Business Roundtable

    Time: 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    City:
    Chapel Hill
    Location:
    Carolina Club - Located on Stadium Drive

    Leading Black professionals hold a critical conversation on the economy, education, business climate, and essential tools to be a successful corporate leader or entrepreneur in the 21st century. Speakers represent the business of financial services, entrepreneurship, non-profits, real estate, and technology. Free and open to the public.

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  • March 22

    Future of North Carolina's Barrier Islands


    City:
    Raleigh, NC
    Location:
    James B. Hunt, Jr. Library Auditorium, NC State’s Centennial Campus

    The Kenan Institute helps sponsor an event on March 22, with keynote by Dr. William, James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry and Dean Emeritus of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. The keynote, "Global Climate Change and Sustainability" will be followed by a panel discussion on the future of North Carolina's Barrier Islands. Space is limited. Space is limited. Register Now.

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  • April 15

    Basketball Analytics Summit


    City:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Location:
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    The SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit is held on the beautiful campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our mission is to engage with and explore the best practices of the leading basketball experts (professionals, students, and scholars) who love, research, and work in the discipline of performance (individual or team) and business analytics. Past sessions included: Fan Experience & Engagement, Individual Performance/APBRmetrics, Marketing/Ticketing, Sport Science, and Entrepreneurship in Analytics. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate in the NBA Analytics Case Competition.

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  • July 11

    NC’s “Crowd Funded” Economic Past


    City:
    Raleigh, NC
    Location:
    200 West Morgan St, Suite 200

    While “crowd-funding” is thought of as a recent innovation, aggregating capital from small individual investors was critical to the wide spread industrialization of the North Carolina economy that occurred in the late 19th century. This “democratic capitalism” phenomenon enhanced both entrepreneurial capital access and the ability of small investors to participate in and benefit from resulting growth. Over the course of two decades between 1880 and 1900 this largely “home grown” entrepreneurial movement established the textile, tobacco and furniture industrial base that sustained the state economy for a century. Brent Lane, Director of the UNC Center for Competitive Economies will discuss state and local manufacturing promotion efforts of the latter 19th century – focusing on the prominent role of the “Cotton Mill Campaign”- in creating an disaggregated economic geography with enduring societal and political significance.

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  • July 12

    Unique Intellectual Property Protection Strategies for Platform Technologies


    City:
    Chapel Hill
    Location:
    Kenan Center - 3rd Floor Boarroom

    This presentation will address how to formulate a strong intellectual property protection strategy for a platform technology with an emphasis on factors that influence the decision to choose one form of protection over the other.

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  • October 14

    What's Next America?


    City:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Location:
    UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

    As with any U.S. presidential election, 2016 forces us to examine issues that are critical to the economy now and in the future. What's Next America brings together CEOs, researchers and policy makers to go beyond prescribed solutions. Thought and action come together in a full day of workshops and panels aimed at having a real impact.

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