Entrepreneurs-in-Action Event Series

A special series brought to you by the Innovate Carolina campus network. Free and open to Carolina students and the entrepreneurial community.

Lunch-and-Learn Series: Startup Roles

Learning and Development Outcomes mapped to Carolina Excellence: Communication, Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Development. Connect What’s it like to work at a startup company? Find out by hearing from the people who actually do. This interactive lunch series gives you a chance to learn about the different professional roles at startups –what their days are like, what they’re responsible for and who they collaborate with. Through casual conversation and Q&A, you’ll get direct insights from experienced pros about living the startup life and building companies. Hear the lessons they’ve learned and the skills they recommend you begin to hone now to help you in the future.

Lunch with Chief Operating Officers – October
Oct. 8 | 1 p.m.

Alex Piasecki, COO @ Seal the Seasons

Gwen Campbell, Director of Product and Data @ Revibe Technologies

Chris Bingham, Founding Partner @ Sherpa Collaborative

Jonathan Hornaday, Managing Partner @ Tethis

Lunch with Marketing and Sales Directors
Nov. 6 | 12:30 p.m.

Shannon Rentner, Director of Marketing @ Smashing Boxes

Sumit Vohra, CEO @ Lonerider

Carly Hemminger, Co-Founder @ GoKart Kids

Stacy Shannon, Founder @ GoKart Kids

Wendy Phillips, Vice President of Sales @ Certain, Inc

Workshop Series

Looking for a little extra entrepreneurial know-how? What about a dose of inventive thinking that can set your ideas in motion? Our series of 1789 workshops combine practical skill building, professional self-discovery and inspiration to help you succeed on your next entrepreneurial project this semester – or a not-yet-imagined venture down the line. 

Designing for Change: Women in Entrepreneurship | Oct 24 | 5:30 pm

A collaboration between Innovate Carolina and the Eship Center, this event is hosted during Women’s Entrepreneurship Week.  The workshop will be in divided into two parts: a panel discussion to highlight specific challenges women in entrepreneurship face and a design thinking activity engaging students to create possible solutions to these challenges. The Women’s Innovation Council will assist with marketing, logistics and facilitating the design thinking activity.  Marketing strategies will include a focus on UNC-CH Carolina Women’s Center, Women in Computer Science student club, Female Quotient student club, Carolina Women in Business student club, and other female focused groups on campus. Panelists are listed below.

Pet a Puppy
Date/Time TBD (Finals Week)

Because…why not? It’s finals week. Take a break from the books and swing by 1789 to de-stress with a furry friend.

Find these events and information regarding them in the calendar. This calendar includes all events at 1789.  If you are looking for a complete list of I&E activities, please check out Innovate Carolina’s listing

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