January 27, 2022 • Virtual Conference

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference


Exploring emerging trends to advance entrepreneurship in an uncertain world.

Thought leaders from academics, industry and government debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy.


Explore our full schedule of sessions on the latest entrepreneurship trends.


Meet our expert academics, practitioners and policymakers.


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The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise utilized PhD students to develop student-generated content on entrepreneurial topics based upon attendance at the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference.


Grants are intended to support a wide range of research topics important to both academics and practitioners in the field of Entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial ecosystem support providers.


Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Leveraging the Private Sector for the Public Good

Established in 1985 by Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The nonprofit institute and its affiliated centers convene leaders from business, academia and government to better understand how the private sector can work for the public good. The institute leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges. In doing so, the institute aims to support businesses and policies that better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.



UNC Entrepreneurship Center

Inspiring, motivating, and developing entrepreneurial leaders who will create a positive impact in the world, locally and globally.


A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Event