Fish 2.0 participants
CIE Media Team
Chancellor Sartarelli talking at the CIE.
PlayerSpace receives the 2017 Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

E-Week 2017

UNCW's Entrepreneurship Week is free and open to students. See all the panels and register by clicking here or above!

The region’s largest sponsor of events, training, and educational programs for the entrepreneurial community.

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Cucalorus Connect 2017

Join us for the Connect Conference Nov. 9-10! Click here or above for more info.

CIE News and Events

2017 Women to Watch

UNCW's DeGennaro, Durance and McCall Winners of WILMA's 2017 Women to Watch Award

UNCW’s Donna DeGennaro, Diane Durance and Jennifer McCall are among the women selected as 2017 WILMA Women to Watch Award winners.

Janelle Babington

Friday Feature: Janelle Babington and the American Red Lion Disaster Fund

In the summer of 2015, Janelle Babington had a problem: she couldn’t find an organization to take her money.

That is, she couldn’t easily find a relevant animal welfare organization to donate to after the death of Cecil the Lion.

As a life-long animal lover, Babington became frustrated with the lack of publicity for small animal welfare organizations. So she decided to create One Red Lion, the first and only online fundraising platform for animal welfare nonprofits.

nonprofit consultation

Q3 Nonprofit Consultation Summary

The CIE's Nonprofit Advisor-in-Residence, David Morrison, has been a busy bee in the past quarter. Click on the report above to see the statistics on the CIE and its nonprofit tenants, affiliates, and events!


QENO Emerging Nonprofit Director Bootcamp

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This program is designed for new or aspiring executive directors to learn the role of the ED in various areas related to nonprofit success. The workshop will consist of five sessions: Board Relations, Fund Development, Financial Management, Volunteer/Staff Relations, and Program Development & Outcomes Measurement. Each session will be led by an experienced ED with the knowledge of what it takes to be successful in the area.

Registration is currently $50. Register here.


Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofits: What's the Difference? Pitch Competition

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Social Entrepreneurship is a way to transform a project that address a social problem into a sustainable business model through planning, testing, community engagement, and refining your business plan. Whether your plan is to start a nonprofit or for-profit enterprise, social entrepreneurship is a great way to help solve problems in your community and enable community members to contribute to the solution!

Pitch your social entrepreneurship idea and find out more about your opportunities for developing your project idea. Use the survey link below to apply by October 24th at 5pm!

Apply here to pitch.