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Founder of 2nd-fastest growing Triad firm to speak at UNCG

Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 by UNCG Research.
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Dan Hood, founder and president of HICAPS Inc., a multi-faceted construction management, telecommunications and building diagnostics firm, will share his company’s story at the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center’s monthly Entrepreneurial Journeys program Wednesday, March 20.

The 5:30 p.m. event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 1214 of the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building, 1111 Spring Garden St., on the UNCG campus. Due to limited seating, attendees are asked to RSVP to ncec@uncg.edu. Check-in will begin at 5 p.m.

Hood has led HICAPS from its initial startup in 1984 through its capital raising phase and transition of the company’s business model to a more diverse and all inclusive services portfolio that includes projects for schools, the military, manufacturers, educational institutions, hospitals and more. Headquartered in Greensboro and employing 39 people, HICAPS helps clients meet design, construction and related challenges by delivering flexible solutions for today’s rapidly changing environments.

The program will begin with registration and networking from 5-5:30 p.m., followed by a 45-minute program, with a Q&A session and a networking reception afterward. Free parking is available near the venue on Forest or Oakland streets or behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Paid parking also is available nearby.

Entrepreneurial Journeys provides monthly informal, interactive opportunities for community members and students to hear first-hand how businesses are created. Previous speakers have included Kayne Fisher and Chris Lester, founders of Natty Greene’s Brewing Company; Angie Besecker, owner of Eco Dwelling; David Caudle, partner with Frogman Interactive; Dennis Quaintance, CEO and chief design officer at Quaintance-Weaver Hotels and Restaurants; Chris Laney, president of Zenergy Technologies, Lenna Hobson, co-owner of RagApple Lassie Vineyards; Robin Davis, founder of Mack and Mack clothing; Roland Johnson, founder of Piedmont Pharmaceuticals; Lee Comer, founder of the Iron Hen Café; and Jenny Fulton and Ashlee Furr, founders of Miss Jenny’s Pickles.


The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG provides co-curricular and outreach programs to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses and to serve as a catalyst for the creation of sustainable and globally competitive enterprises in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina and beyond.

For more information on NCEC programs, visit entrepreneur.uncg.edu or call 336-256-8649.