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What is 1789?

1789, powered by Innovate Carolina, was founded with the belief that anything is possible when the right people are brought together. 1789’s current co-working space is located at 173 1/2 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill – above Ye Olde Waffle Shop.

With its origins as a Venture Lab, 1789 has expanded its scope to include anyone at the university who shares its mission to build a more innovative campus, and offers co-working space to students interested  in entrepreneurship and creative collaboration. Membership is free to all UNC students. 1789 provides  office hours with a diverse group of experienced mentors, networking nights so you can meet other like-minded individuals and events. Additionally, the space is used for some UNC courses related to business, social innovation and design thinking . We love fresh ideas that move the world forward and we are also committed to your individual development. It is our mission to help student ventures succeed and foster a community that gives all UNC  students an opportunity to build skills through innovation and entrepreneurship that transfer to any career field. 

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