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 email@example.com
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CIE in the News
- Tick-killing robot inventors open business office in Wilmington - Triangle Business Journal, 03.05.15
- UNC Wilmington Focuses on Building Region's Biotech and Medical Industries - Time Warner Cable News, 02.26.15
- Wireless Technology Goes To The Dogs - GWBJ, 02.17.15
- Why a new focus on entrepreneurship in Wilmington? - WRAL TechWire, 02.09.15
- Wilmington-based company says it's built a better baby bottle - Star News, 02.07.15
- 2014: Wilmington Proved It's a Town for Tourists And Startups - ExitEvent, 12.31.14
- UNCW's CIE Supports Veterans on the Road to Entrepreneurship - UNCW, 12.22.14
- Event Explores Social Marketing, Celebrates 'great' Year For Center - GWBJ, 12.18.14
The Full Belly Project
About six years ago, Jock Brandis started Fully Belly Project as a non-profit organization focused on international development work in developing countries. Today’s mission statement further defines the organization’s goal to design and distribute income-generation agricultural devices to improve life in developing countries. While keeping the staff small and working with the Peace Corps and other volunteers, the Full Belly Project is working to develop a network of members and individual chapters across the US. Each chapter would in turn work directly with the residents of rural communities in a chosen country to unlock the economic possibility and go to sleep at night with bellies that are full.
While the Full Belly Project is a non-profit, there is still an entrepreneurial side to their organization. The Full Belly Project won the Coastal Entrepreneurship Award for Acceleration of Innovation Program, and the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center has been able to help with the structure of their 501 c 3 while serving as a mentor. With over 90% of donations coming from Wilmington, the UNCWEC also helped maximize their fund-raising efforts.
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