UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


How Entrepreneurship Can Save the Planet Is Focus of UNC Kenan-Flagler Event


Tom Szaky, chief executive officer and founder of Terracycle, Inc., will speak about “How Entrepreneurship Can Save Our Planet” at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School on Wed., Nov. 14.  

Entrepreneur magazine named Terracyle, which provides free waste collection programs for hard to recycle materials and turns them into affordable green products, one of “100 Brilliant Ideas in 2010,” and Inc. magazine called his startup "The Coolest Little Start-up in America."

Szaky will speak from 5:30-6 p.m. in Koury Auditorium at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

A panel discussion will follow from 6-7 p.m. featuring Szaky; Daniel Whittaker, founder, Green Planet Catering;  Sam Imende, founder and managing partner, ENZI Footwear; and Luke Fishback, CEO and founder, PlotWatt. Carol Seagle, director of research at the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler, will moderate.

A networking session will follow from 7-7:30 p.m. 

The event hosted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, MBA Net Impact Chapter, Undergraduate Net Impact Chapter and Energy Club at UNC Kenan-Flagler. It is part of UNC Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It has now grown to more than 115 countries engaging more than 7 million people.

 “UNC Kenan-Flagler is honored to participate in this pan-university effort reaching across all disciplines, at both undergraduate and graduate levels,” said Jessica Thomas, managing director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise. “Every day we see students who are driven to make positive change in the world, and we strive to provide them with the inspiration and tools to effectively translate their ideas into sustainable change.”

Free parking will be available only in the business school parking deck. RSVP via http://gewuncenvironmentspeaker-eorg.eventbrite.com. More information can be found at http://www.globalentrepreneurshipweekunc.com.


Media contact: Allison Adams, aadams@unc.edu, 919-962-7235