2015 Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m., CIE - Building a successful product and innovation based company in NC - With the growth of the partnership between CIE and the MakerSpace, the MakerSpace has over 20 new product based companies in Wilmington from a Bluetooth based pet dish to a potential solution for COPD victims. Come hear from Aly Khalifa, Founder of Gamila Products/Design Box about his experience. RSVP now!
  • Beginning February 17, CIE - Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs - An 8-session, 3-month long boot camp open for 12 participants. REGISTRATION IS FULL - to be considered for the next Boot Camp, please email cie@uncw.edu
  • 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

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Castle Branch

Castle Branch was started over 10 years ago and has expanded its services to provide employment, business and tenant screening as well as drug testing and investigative services. Their reputation and commitment to service has helped Castle Branch become the tenth largest background check company in the US. By offering a wide range of services, Castle Branch wants to continue to help businesses make safe and informed decisions.

The Wilmington area is especially unique for Castle Branch. With no other companies providing the same type of services, Castle Branch has found this area to be a high growth location. Also, the highly education population provides a number of qualified employees that also enjoy the work/life balance found in coastal North Carolina. Many employees for Castle Branch, both student interns and full-time workers have ties to UNCW. The UNCW Entrepreneur Center is also a vital link for Castle Branch to the community. The networking opportunities provided through UNCWEC offer a unique opportunity to introduce Castle Branch to new potential clients.


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