More Upcoming Events
- April 24, 2014 - The Big 5 Employers: Pains That Keep Us Up at Night - Leaders from five of the region's largest companies will share their needs, the common challenges they face and opportunities for local entrepreneurs to provide solutions. To register visit Event Registration Page.
- May 13, 2014 - Internship Summit - Learn how to secure UNCW students as interns for your company and how to become a part of the Certified Internship Program
- June, 2014 - Potential Rocket Pitch
- June 19, 2014 - Three Level of Investors - Early Angels, Angel Groups and Venture Capitalists
- July 17, 2014 - Tom Fisher, Senior VP & CIO of Cloud at Oracle Corp. - Fisher has been at the C-Level for tech giants such as Qualcomm, eBay, and Gateway Computers.
- Sept. 4, 2014 - Anniversary Event of CIE Grand Opening
CIE in the News
- Technology Earns Startups Time On Stage - GWBJ, 04.15.14
- The lucky-to-be-alive Wilmington entrepreneur behind an 'extreme super food' - Triangle Business Journal, 04.14.14
- Partnership Connects Centers To Benefit Startups - GWBJ, 04.07.14
- Program helps veterans realize entrepreneurial dreams - Port City Daily, 04.04.14
- UNCW CIE Director Roberts Named a Reviewer for NC IDEA - UNCW, 03.26.14
- Don't Stereotype Startups in Wilmington - !ExitEvent, 03.19.14
- 'Optimism' expressed for local innovation economy - Port City Daily, 03.14.14
- Center Events Stretch Entrepreneurial Thinking, Boundaries - GWBJ, 02.21.14
- Print 3D, everyday items? Local entrepreneurs laud the possibilities - Port City Daily, 01.17.14
- Wilmington firm makes new blood circulation device - Wilmington Star-News, 12.28.13
- Wilmington start-up uses science to judge wine - Wilmington Star-News, 12.21.13
- Wilmington startup Next Glass wins statewide tech award - Port City Daily, 11.8.13
- Rocket Pitch audience hears from investors, startups - GWBJ, 10.31.13
- Interview: F. Scott Moody, AuthenTec co-founder, says Wilmington has good support system for startups - Port City Daily, 10.24.13
- Center holds small business grant workshop - Greater Wilmington Business Journal, 10.17.13
- Wilmington’s new entrepreneurship center could someday fund your startup
Triangle Business Journal (blog)
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Schedule Fly, Inc
After leaving his software consulting job in 2005, Wes Aiken wrote the first code for ScheduleFly, a software company, focused on helping restaurants with staff scheduling needs. Due to the simplistic approach and increasing need for efficient time management, ScheduleFly now services over 1000 restaurants. Aiken, a UNCW alum, saw the need for a simple, user friendly system to keep track of the ever changing, often times confusing schedules for restaurant employees while working as a waiter during college. There had to be a replacement for the sticky notes requesting shift changes, mid-week swaps, or managing who can and cannot make it. So after developing and running ScheduleFly from his closet for two years, Aiken teamed up with Tyler Rullman and Wil Brawley to focus on growing their customer base and creating more awareness about their technology in the restaurant industry.
Being a virtual company, the team can work wherever they chose. Aiken, a native Tarheel and UNCW alumni, chose Wilmington because of the ideal location and the friendly small business environment. The three owners are committed to building a lifestyle business that allows them to spend time with family and pursue personal interests while growing ScheduleFly. The UNCW Entrepreneurship Center has provided ScheduleFly an opportunity to meet and network with other likeminded business owners and discuss ways to overcome similar challenges. As with other small businesses, awareness and educating potential subscribers are two major challenges. ScheduleFly plans to increase visibility and awareness among customer with the assistance of the UNCWEC.
View Company Website: Schedule Fly, Inc