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Spring 2017 entrepreneurship events

NCEC events for faculty, staff, and students

Posted on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 by UNCG Research.
NCEC, 2 minutes to win it, two minutes, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center

The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) will hold several events in the coming months for faculty, staff, students, and community members. Looking to ramp up your entrepreneurial engagement? Check out the monthly Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Series and the ArtsRevolution Workshop and Festival in April – or schedule a one-on-one business consultation.

Entrepreneurial Journeys Speaker Series “Under 30 Takeover” ft. Michael Boyer of Carolina Craft Legal

Michael Boyer – Founder & Managing Attorney, Carolina Craft Legal

Wednesday, January 25 at 5pm at HQ Greensboro

This FREE, casual and interactive monthly speaker series features “Under 30” entrepreneurs sharing their journeys to success. January features Michael Boyer, founder and managing attorney at Carolina Craft Legal, a Greensboro-based small business and administrative law practice focused on North Carolina alcoholic beverage law and innovative legal solutions for the creative class of local startups and entrepreneurs.

2 Minutes to Win It Pitch Competition

Saturday, February 11 – Submission deadline

Thursday, March 23 at 3pm at HQ Greensboro – Finals and NCEC Awards Banquet

In our 6th year hosting this competition, 20 local college and university student finalists have 2-minutes pitch their business ideas to judges (YOU!) for over $2,000 in cash and other prizes. We’re looking for local entrepreneurs and business leaders to judge, followed by an awards banquet at 5pm where we’ll award the winner, as well as the UNCG Student Entrepreneur of the Year and the recipients of the UNCG Forge Makership.

Entrepreneurial Journeys Speaker Series “Under 30 Takeover” ft. Chris Padgett of Fusion3 Designs

Chris Padgett – Founder & CEO, Fusion3 Designs

Wednesday, February 15 at 5pm at HQ Greensboro

This FREE, casual and interactive monthly speaker series features “Under 30” entrepreneurs sharing their journeys to success. February features Chris Padgett, founder and CEO of Fusion3 Designs, a Greensboro-based 3D Printer manufacturer offering world-class additive manufacturing capabilities to customers at best-in-class prices.

Entrepreneurial Journeys Speaker Series “Under 30 Takeover” ft. Jack Hoskins of JK2Designs

Jack Hoskins- Founder & CEO, Fusion3 Designs

Wednesday, March 22 at 5pm at HQ Greensboro 

This FREE, casual and interactive monthly speaker series features “Under 30” entrepreneurs sharing their journeys to success. March features Jack Hoskins, founder and CEO of JK2Designs, a Greensboro-based private app development company that employs computer programmers, writers, and graphic designers from all over the world to create apps that are used by tens of millions each year.

ArtsRevolution Workshop & Festival

Saturday, April 1 at Revolution Mills | 9am – Workshop | 4pm – Festival

ArtsRevolution is a celebration of the Triad’s multi-faceted art community on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Revolution Mill in Greensboro. The morning kicks off with business-savvy educational workshops artists helping artists turn their passion into a profitable business, followed by an evening of 30+ live performances in a festival atmosphere with food trucks, beer and wine, artsy experiences and more.

Entrepreneurial Journeys Speaker Series “Under 30 Takeover” ft. Keenan Smith of Little Brown Box Works

Keenan Smith – Founder & COO, Little Brown Box Works

Wednesday, April 19 at 5pm at HQ Greensboro

This FREE, casual and interactive monthly speaker series features “Under 30” entrepreneurs sharing their journeys to success. April features Keenan Smith, founder and COO of Little Brown Box Works, a Greensboro-based technology startup that has developed mobile apps like Aggiesland, an application that connects Aggies to each other by way of public transit, events and more.

One-on-one business consultations

Anytime by appointment