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Startup Connect Meet and Greet
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Students, startups and small businesses are invited to an untraditional career fair where companies are given the mic to share about their mission and internship or employment opportunities available for students. All majors are encouraged to attend and learn more about working on exciting and innovative projects. Startup Connect funding is available for some summer 2023 internships.

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What Is 1789?
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Are you interested in innovation or have an idea? The first step is joining our community. From there, we will get you plugged into to resources across campus. 1789 is a community of UNC students with similar passions. It’s where you can explore innovative ideas, work on entrepreneurial projects and even begin to build a startup.

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What is Systems Thinking?
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Join this interactive session to learn more about SYSTEMS THINKING–a disciplined approach to make sense of the world and find innovative solutions to problems. Systems thinking encourages big picture perspectives and benefits researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals. Learn how you can win a chance to represent UNC at the global finals at the University of Oxford, summer 2023.

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Food Farming and Social Innovation
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Did you know farming can be therapeutic? Or that a growing business based in Durham is working to end food waste? Have you heard of a UNC- based startup that is making sure people have access to healthy foods, even in a “food deserts?” Learn about all the ways food and farming are making a difference in the community here and throughout North Carolina. Hear from a panel of farmers and food-related business owners as they discuss how what we eat makes a broader impact.

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Coffee and Concepts
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Looking for a relaxed and enjoyable event to attend where you can meet others in the 1789 community? Perhaps even meet your future business partner or co-founder? This year, 1789 is hosting Coffee & Concepts where 1789 members gather together to encourage connections and networking among members. Currently, it is a BYOC (bring your own coffee), but this may change later in the school year.

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