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Diane Durance

UNCW Names Diane Durance Director of UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Diane Durance has been named director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). She will assume her duties beginning June 20, 2016.

Durance brings 10 years of leading, coaching and mentoring startup technology ventures and entrepreneurial support organizations to UNCW. She is currently president of MiQuest, a Michigan 501(c)(3) supporting early- and second-stage ventures across the state.

3 Essential Strategies for Small Business App Development

What can a small business do to create a valuable and engaging app without breaking the bank? On May 18th at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Senior Technical Architect and mobile app developer William Mansfield answered that question. Mansfield offers a three-pronged approach for small businesses developing apps.


Student teams from Topsail High School and Duplin Early College High School earn top honors in inaugural Chancellor’s High School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.

The competition’s final event, held May 14 at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), involved six teams of finalists from five area high schools: Topsail, John T. Hoggard, East Columbus, Duplin Early College and Coastal Christian. 


Graduate Student Networking Event

6:00-7:30pm, CIE

Join the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Graduate Student Life for an evening of networking and learning about the services of the CIE. Food and drinks will be provided.


CIE Welcomes You

5:00-7:00pm, CIE

  • Free t-shirts to the first 100 students
  • Free taco bar provided by Islands Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Exciting games and prizes
  • Free round-trip transportation from Wagoner Dining Hall and the Hawk's Nest