UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Dina Rousset receives Chamber's Town and Gown award


UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's Dina Rousset receives the 2016 Town and Gown Award from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of CommerceDina Rousset, associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, received the Town and Gown award from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce at its annual Salute to Community Heroes event on Dec. 8, 2016.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber recognizes the men and women who are committed to making Chapel Hill-Carrboro a thriving, healthy and sustainable community. It presents the Town and Gown award to an individual who has fostered a mutually beneficial relationship between the community and the University.

A key component of Rousset‘s role at UNC Kenan-Flagler is serving as director of Launch Chapel Hill, an international award-winning startup accelerator in downtown Chapel Hill, which is a partnership between The Town of Chapel Hill, Orange County , UNC and The Downtown Partnership. She also serves as director of the Adams Apprenticeship and supports female entrepreneurs through UNC Kenan-Flagler's partnership with Ellevate.

Rousset collaborates with Chapel Hill government and business leaders in her role. She also serves on the board of Carol Woods Retirement Community, The Friends of the Downtown and was recently appointed to the Regional Advisory Board of the Small Business and Technology Development Center.

“I am honored to receive the award from the Chamber, which works tirelessly to support businesses and the community in Chapel Hill and Carrboro,” said Rousset. “I am deeply grateful for the incredible support from the town, county and University, which allows me and our Launch Chapel Hill team to work with entrepreneurs from Carolina and the wider community to grow and develop their scalable businesses. Since 2013 we’ve had the opportunity to work with 63 teams of entrepreneurs – from high school students to seniors – who are pursuing businesses in a wide range of industries in our community.”