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The sixth annual conference will convene thought leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy.

This course is a unique opportunity to create a thoughtful roadmap for succession in your family business. Come explore family business continuity challenges and common practices for successfully leading family-owned enterprises. Emphasis is placed on the importance of open, transparent communication in the family; the creation of a shared vision for the business; and the alignment of family and business goals.

Join the Family Enterprise Center and your family business peers to learn how to leverage strategic thinking to achieve your family business goals.

Join UNC and 100 Black Angels & Allies for an evening of fun, connection and learning. If you have been reading about the full Black Technology Ecosystem Investors (BTEI) Certificate Program and are curious about whether it’s right for you, this is an event you won’t want to miss! You will hear from both practiced investors and everyday people who want to steer their investment towards Black-founded companies and venture funds. We’ll take a deeper look at what topics are included in the BTEI course, what a typical session might look like and what becoming BTEI certified might mean for you personally.

Join UNC and OHUB for an evening of fun, connection and learning. If you have been reading about the full DEI Solutions (DEIS) Certificate Program and are curious about whether it’s right for you, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Hear from top leaders who are skilled at incorporating DEI solutions in their companies and learn about a helpful framework to support those efforts.

Entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds face a variety of challenges in accessing resources, expertise and funding. Hear experts from our 2021 Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference discuss persistent issues and promising solutions for creating vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems.

The COVID-19 pandemic increased economic inequities in a number of ways, including in access to external capital – and while 2020 marked a break-out year for venture-backed firms, the pandemic hit many main street businesses hard. In this Kenan Insight, we explore the forces driving the haves and have-nots in this new economic climate, as well as actionable policy solutions as government support programs wind down.

14
Jun
2021

VC University LIVE takes place in emerging ecosystems across the country, providing opportunities to learn about cutting-edge issues in emerging venture finance and connect with local leaders and influencers from Silicon Valley. This year's three-day program will be hosted by the UNC Entrepreneurship Center and the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, incorporating lectures and interviews with leading venture capitalists, faculty from the University of California, Berkeley and executives from the National Venture Capital Association.

AI. CRISPR. mRNA. Key components of the rapidly expanding alphabet soup of technologies driving a boom in healthcare innovation. In this Kenan Insight, we explore why the 2021 Trends in Entrepreneurship Report names emerging technology in the healthcare industry as a key trend, along with some of the challenges that come with fast-moving technological advancements.

The Paycheck Protection Program kept small businesses from folding during the pandemic, but left many women and minority business owners empty-handed.

This fifth annual conference will convene thought leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy.

A recent TechCrunch article describes the new collaboration between the Kenan Institute-affiliated Entrepreneurship Center, Duke University, Stanford University and others to grow and support founder diversity in the tech industry.

Our Entrepreneurship Experts

Sekou Bermiss

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Chris Bingham

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Phillip Hettleman Distinguished Scholar and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Jason Doherty

Director of the Startup Consulting Program, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Vickie Gibbs

Executive Director, UNC Entrepreneurship Center

Mahka Moeen

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Centers & Initiatives

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship

Exploring emerging issues to advance a new era of entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Center

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