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Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is required to attend most general events. Becoming a member symbolizes your support for the Center’s mission, ensures attendance for all free events, provides a discounted rate for special events, offers additional opportunities and recognition not available to non-members and supports the Center’s resources to maintain and expand programs that support entrepreneurship in the Cape Fear Region. Membership at this time is $30 annually. Student membership is FREE. Specifically the benefits for members are:

  • Attendance at all Free Entrepreneurship events
  • Discount on paid programs and events
  • Can attend member only networking sessions and office hours
  • Specially-notated member name tags for events

Membership Options

Before submitting an application it is important to understand some membership guidelines to help us ensure individuals and companies involved in the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are aligned with the mission and the quality experiences, people and programs offered.

Submitting an application does not guarantee membership. Applications are reviewed to ensure a proper fit with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Membership can be revoked if it is discovered you are blatantly advertising or selling your products/services at events including solicitations, forcible networking or taking advantage of members, engaging in business or professional activities that may be deemed “unethical”, misrepresenting your affiliation with the Center or publicizing the Center using falsified statements.

Your membership begins when your application is received and accepted.

Download and complete a Membership Application (PDF), click 'print' and print as a pdf saving the file to your computer, email the saved pdf to cie@uncw.edu.

  1. UNCW Faculty/Staff Membership: For UNCW Faculty and Staff this special membership level provides an opportunity to become involved in the Center.
  2. Student Membership: This membership is for University and Community College students to become part of the CIE. You must be formally enrolled to be eligible for this membership level.
  3. Partner Membership: This is for two entrepreneurs and/or executives who are part of the same company or organization.
  4. Company Membership Less than 50 Employees: This membership level allows all members of your organization to participate as members in the CIE under your company’s name.
  5. Corporate Membership More than 50 Employees: This membership level allows all members of your organization to participate as members in the CIE under your company’s name.

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