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

The CIE nurtures emerging companies and works to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in southeastern North Carolina. We are a vibrant hub of innovation and a central facility that offers both small business education events and a state-of-the-art incubator space.

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CIE News and Events

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CIE announces new YEPex program this academic year!

Three years ago, the CIE started the Chancellor's Innovation and Entrepreneurship High School Competition in the spring. In an effort to expand this program and the week-long summer Youth Entrepreneurship Program, we decided to put together a year-long YEP experience. Our purpose is to inspire creativity and innovation to cultivate a passion for entrepreneurship among the 9th-12th graders in the southeast region.


Techstars Startup Weekend

Tickets are on sale now for Techstars Startup Weekend Wilmington March 29-31, 2019!

nc fILM forum

Save the date: April 10th, 05:30pm at Jengo's Playhouse for the next nc fILM forum!


Fish 2.0


Save the date: April 23-24