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Virtual Event: Kenan Scholars — Fall 2020 Public Sector Showcase

Friday September 25, 2020 • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Public Sector Showcase provides scholars the opportunity to present their work via virtual panel presentations. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from each scholar about their experiences with their non-profit and government internships, as well as their grant-funded research that examined the impact of COVID-19 on their local communities. More

Webinar: UNC Entrepreneurship Center — How Does Your Sales Hat Fit: A UNC Lunchtime Chat for Fast-Paced Startups

Tuesday September 29, 2020 • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Entrepreneurship Center

This lunchtime conversation will feature sales experts Lilly Ferrick and Chris Morrison, two entrepreneurs and Scale School instructors who have each helped hundreds of entrepreneurs re-define their sales processes and create sales systems that are repeatable and scalable. More

Commercial Real Estate Data Alliance (CREDA) Conference

Thursday October 1, 2020 to Friday October 2, 2020
Institute for Private Capital

Real Estate investments continue to rise in importance in the alternative asset space. The Institute for Private Capital will host this event which will present innovative and leading research on real estate investments. More

Webinar: UNC Entrepreneurship Center — Magic Hour: Black Entrepreneurs Meetup

Thursday October 1, 2020 • 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Entrepreneurship Center

This event is a networking meetup for Black entrepreneurs in the UNC Entrepreneurship Center community. The event will start with Zoom breakout rooms for networking and authentic conversations followed by a moderated panel discussion with three Black entrepreneurs. More

Fireside Chat: UNC Entrepreneurship Center — Alex Brandwein, Founder of Brandwein’s Bagels

Wednesday October 7, 2020 • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Entrepreneurship Center

Fireside Chats are a continuing series of talks hosted by Launch Chapel Hill and the UNC Entrepreneurship Center. This series features real talks with real entrepreneurs: the good, the bad and the ugly of their entrepreneurial journey thus far, not just the shiny success stories. Our third chat features Alex Brandwein, the Founder and Owner of Brandwein's Bagels. More

12th Annual Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) Symposium

Thursday November 5, 2020 to Friday November 6, 2020
Institute for Private Capital

Private equity continues to grow as a major investment vehicle in the U.S. and globally. The 12th annual PERC Conference will build on its legacy as a leading research symposium in the ever-expanding field of private equity. More

Webinar: Rethinc. Labs — Likelihood Amplitude Estimation on Noisy Quantum Computers

Thursday November 19, 2020 • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Tomoki Tanaka, vice president of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and MUFG Bank, and researchers from the financial team at the IBM Q Network Hub at Keio University published “Maximum Likelihood Amplitude Estimation on Noisy Quantum Computers" on arXiv in June. In this Rethinc. online event, Tanaka will present the results of maximum likelihood amplitude estimation, which does not require inverse QFT, on a quantum device with noise. More

Virtual Event: Dean’s Speaker Series — Darren Walker

Thursday January 14, 2021 • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Please join us for an exclusive conversation with the President of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker on Thursday, Jan. 14. This virtual experience is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford. More

UNC Technology and Business Strategy Forum

Thursday March 4, 2021

Join us as we explore the current challenges facing businesses and policy makers as disruptive technologies alter operations and strategies — as well as entire industries. The forum hosts business leaders, top scholars and policy experts debating the most pressing current issues in a novel format. More