Entrepreneurial Ventures

Overview and Objectives

The mission of the Kenan Entrepreneurial Ventures Initiative (KEVI) is to be an international thought-leader in entrepreneurship education, research, and outreach.  KEVI works with faculty in UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business school and in other top business schools around the world to advance the following core activities:

  • Create scholarly research on entrepreneurship and private companies
  • Produce conferences and programs for academic and industry leaders across the globe.
  • Deliver cutting-edge education to students and executives

KEVI positions the Kenan Institute as a leader in emerging and increasingly important areas of entrepreneurship and private company research.   The initiative fosters opportunities to build stronger cross-disciplinary collaborations based on the common interests of leading research faculty.  KEVI leads a cohesive research group to facilitate the sharing and communication of new ideas and current projects.  KEVI disseminate working papers to define specific research questions and topics that may stimulate research collaborations.

Central to the KEVI strategy are our efforts to extend the rigor and relevance of academic research to practitioners and policymakers.  Faculty and associated researchers translate and disseminate findings and insights into white papers and applied articles, facilitate workshops with faculty and industry leaders, and supervise mentorship and incubator/accelerator programs across UNC.  In conjunction with its affiliated centers, KEVI organizes the annual Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference.

Affiliated Centers

Through its affiliate centers KEVI facilitates engagement of scholars across academic areas within KFBS, other UNC units, and leading universities worldwide.

Leadership

Christopher B. Bingham

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Phillip Hettleman Distinguished Scholar and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC-Chapel Hill
cbingham@unc.edu • 919.962.7028

Chris Bingham’s general research interests revolve around organizational learning, adaptation, growth, innovation and strategic decision making in entrepreneurial firms and firms in dynamic markets. More

Ted Zoller

Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
zoller@unc.edu • 919.962.3103

Ted Zoller oversees the teaching and outreach programs of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UNC Kenan-Flagler. More

Entrepreneurial Ventures

This initiative fosters opportunities to build stronger cross-disciplinary collaborations based on the common interests of leading research faculty.