Get Involved


When you join the 1789 community, you gain access to the best resources and support the university has to offer, including a collaborative and helpful community of innovators and entrepreneurs with a diverse expertise. The 1789 team convenes and creates programming based on the direct needs of the I&E student community, offering perspectives from thought leaders that help spark new ideas and ways of thinking. Take a look at some of the activities on our event calendar.

Partnering Programs

1789 is proud to collaborate with programs inside and outside the university. Together with our partners, we aim to strengthen, inspire and support the innovation and entrepreneurial network at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If you’re interested in partnering with 1789, we’d love to hear from you.

Startup Jobs and Internships

Not sure if you want to work for a big corporation and want to try an internship with a startup? 1789 has a curated list of job and internship opportunities.

I&E Clubs

Want to connect with your peers? Check out all the I&E clubs available here at UNC.

Mentor Support

1789 members get complimentary office hours with local business and innovation experts to help them with business questions and challenges. Check out the line-up.

Carolina Innovation Platform

The Carolina Innovation Platform is UNC’s online community for anyone with an idea, a part of a team or looking for a team, or just curious to know about what the innovators on campus are up to.