News & Media

For more information on any news and media story or if you have questions, please contact Director of External Affairs MacKenzie Babb at MacKenzie_Babb@kenan-flagler.unc.edu. To learn more about our Kenan Scholars’ experience, check out the program’s blog.

Institute Insights: Preparing Entrepreneurship Students for the Future

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December 09, 2019

Five of the top 10 skills identified for business success are entrepreneurial skills, making entrepreneurship education relevant not just for would-be startup owners, but for general business students as well. More

Inaugural Software Growth & Investment Symposium: Funding the Triangle’s Burgeoning Tech Ecosystem

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December 05, 2019

In partnership with Vista Equity Partners, NCIF hosted the inaugural Software Growth & Investment Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The event brought together members of the Triangle’s burgeoning tech ecosystem to learn from leading software executives and their investors about proven approaches to scaling from $10 million to $100 million annual recurring revenue. More

NCGrowth: High Point Immersive

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December 04, 2019

On Nov. 19, NCGrowth visited High Point, North Carolina, to learn more about the city’s unique legacy, recent developments and future revitalization efforts. More

Institute Insights: Corporate Responsibility and Irresponsibility

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December 04, 2019

Does practicing corporate social responsibility (CSR) bestow any benefits on how a firm is perceived by the public? More

A Private Market View of Affordable Housing

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November 26, 2019

The mission of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to develop and promote innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues—and its capacity for bringing together diverse constituencies to create those solutions were both on full display on Nov. 22 at the Investing in Affordable Housing Symposium. More

Entrepreneurship Center’s Vickie Gibbs and CREATE’s Maryann Feldman Featured in News & Observer Article on Triangle’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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November 25, 2019 • CREATE • Entrepreneurship Center

Vickie Gibbs, executive director of the Entrepreneurship Center, and Maryann Feldman, director of CREATE, were featured in a recent News & Observer piece that looks at the growth of new businesses in the Triangle and how that's impacting the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. More

Closing the Wealth Gap Conference

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November 22, 2019

The most important economic challenge of our time is the large, and growing, wealth gap. Increasing income disparities and declining opportunities have diminished America's middle class. On Nov. 6-7, the Closing the Wealth Gap conference was held at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill. More

CREATE Director Maryann Feldman Featured in WRAL TechWire Article

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November 20, 2019

Maryann Feldman, director of CREATE Prosperity, discussed her work on building an entrepreneurial startup database with data from across North Carolina at the NC Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit on Monday in Raleigh. More

Business of Healthcare Conference 2019: The Future of Healthcare

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November 20, 2019

The conference, hosted by the Center for the Business of Health, the Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Club, and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, attracted students, faculty and practitioners from all sectors of the healthcare system. More

Taming Unicorns: The Chaotic World of Mutual Fund Valuation

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November 20, 2019

Over the last two decades, public and private equity markets have changed dramatically. For instance, the total number of publicly listed firms decreased from more than 7500 in 1997 to approximately 3500 in 2018. This precipitous decline can be attributed to a corresponding sharp drop in the number of IPOs. More