2015 Upcoming Events

  • January 22, 5 p.m., CIE - Startup 2015 on the Right Path - RSVP to: cie@uncw.edu
  • Beginning January 28, every Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., CIE - High Tide Breakfast - Two 6 minute value proposition pitches from two startups and one introduction to a local or visiting mentor. Students and community are welcome to help building our startup community. RSVP to: cie@uncw.edu
  • Beginning February 17, CIE - Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs - An 8-session, 3-month long boot camp open for 12 participants. For more information and to register, please email cie@uncw.edu
  • February 26, MARBIONC CREST Campus - Life Sciences in Wilmington - More info coming soon. RSVP to: cie@uncw.edu

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  • January 22, 5 p.m., CIE - Startup 2015 on the Right Path

Panelists include:

Adam Beaudoin, Ward and Smith, P.A.
Lauren McKenzie, Adam Shay CPA
Chip Royce, founder/principal, Flywheel Advisors Inc.
Moderated by Adam Burke, entrepreneur/investor

The CIE’s primary goal is to help entrepreneurs start on the right path. Early fundamental mistakes can kill a company fast. 70% of startups fail in the first 3 to 5 years, but when given help with the basics, 70% succeed, according to Kauffman Foundation.

This article supports the purpose of this event:

What will you learn in the first year of your startup?

Some CIE friends and business partners will have booths at this event.

RSVP to: cie@uncw.edu

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CIE Vision

The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) works to identify and nurture high-growth, high-impact companies and to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in southeastern North Carolina.

Our center is a nurturing environment for innovators as well as the entrepreneurs who will start the businesses to bring those innovations to the marketplace. With a combination of event space for training, co-working space for “napkin-stage” startups, low cost office space, experienced mentors and a future venture capital fund, we have created a great environment for startups in a great place – Wilmington, NC. Our unique events centered around increasing sales, preparing successful SBIR grant proposals and developing better investor presentations will help entrepreneurs make better fundamental decisions at an early stage, setting them on the path to success within the local economy.

Our center serves both the students and faculty of UNC Wilmington as well as the startups interested in being a part of our community. Our events are currently free and always lead to lively discussions about the new talent discovered in our backyard. We often invite out-of-town professionals from the entrepreneurship and business development worlds to speak about a variety of topics relevant to today’s economic challenges and opportunities for growing a business.

Please visit this site often for news about upcoming events and opportunities to see and hear from the companies you will read about tomorrow and for years to come.


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