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Webinar: UNC Entrepreneurship Center — Luminary Talk with Mary Grove

Thursday July 23, 2020 • 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Entrepreneurship Center

The Eship Center's second Luminary talk highlights Mary Grove who brings nearly two decades of leadership experience in technology, early-stage investing and startup ecosystem growth More

Webinar: UNC Entrepreneurship Center — Office & Work Culture: Is It Truly Inclusive & Equitable

Tuesday July 28, 2020 • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Entrepreneurship Center

When it comes to companies and organizations, many talk a good game of diversity, especially around hiring, but truly lack the inclusion and equity part. COVID-19 has once again called out a sore eye to American society's racial inequities, class disparities and employment needs. We must address the water cooler talk that many employers do not understand and impacts their hiring process. This discussion will offer insight and solutions on how to build a truly equitable and inclusive workplace. 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

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

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

Quantum Fintech Symposium

Friday March 5, 2021

This is the first international symposium on financial sector applications of quantum computing and is co-chaired by Eric Ghysels, Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics at UNC Chapel Hill, Professor of Finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School and Faculty Research Director of Rethinc. Labs, and Patrick Dreher, Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Physics at NC State University. More