Working on projects in Tarboro, NC

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Patrick Minor

This summer I worked on two projects in Tarboro, NC: developing Shiloh Landing as an historical and environmental site and the 2015 Teen Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. More

Working with Footprints in the Garden

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Jessica Parrish

This summer, as a KIEDA, I had the pleasure of working with Footprints in the Garden, a farm located in Wayne County North Carolina. Carrie Martin and her family have over 300 acres. Carrie approached NCGrowth to research new streams of income and to improve current projects (website, safety plan, and equipment) through marketing materials, grant research, and financial information. More

The Softer Side of Entrepreneurship—My Work with Five Touch Spa and Salon

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Meisha McDaniel

The first time I met Tawanda Auston in Wilson, NC, I was immediately excited about her business. Mrs. Auston is the owner of Five Touch Spa and Salon, a premier destination for people seeking massages, facials, manicures, and more. As she gave me and Elizabeth Basnight a tour of the salon, she beamed as she described adding more stations and adjusting the layout so that customers can get their hair and nails done in a comfortable environment. More

Giving Back: Translating Our Kenan-Flagler MBA Talent to Benefit UNC Students

Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Kiara Burroughs

The Kenan Institute participates in many initiatives across campus, including Carolina Firsts. Carolina Firsts assists and supports first-generation college students as they navigate through their experiences at UNC. This partnership is representative of another way that the Kenan Institute translates the MBA talent from Kenan-Flagler into a helpful resource for the university. More

Boeing and Aviall Executives Visit Kenan-Flagler

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Kiara Burroughs

Boeing and Aviall executives recently visited Kenan-Flagler to share their experiences on leadership and fostering innovation in the high-tech aerospace industry. The following day, executives also heard from Boeing Innovation Fellows on ideas for how the company could use some of their patented technologies to advance their businesses. More

Exploring the history and youth entrepreneurship scene in Eastern NC

Friday, June 19, 2015 | Patrick Minor

My name is Patrick Minor and I currently reside in Warrenton, NC. Warrenton is a rural town in the northeastern part of North Carolina bordering Virginia. I graduated from Warren County High School in 2013 and with the help of numerous scholarships continued my education at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Being the recipient of these scholarships which have greatly impacted my life, led me to create my own scholarship which I named Practicing Aspiring Truths or PAT Scholarship which I awarded to a senior in my high school this year who will attend NCCU this coming fall. I am entering my third year at NCCU where I will continue striving for my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. More

Tillman and Impact Awards Ceremony Celebrates Student Leaders at the Kenan Institute

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | Kiara Burroughs

Last month, the Kenan Institute held its annual Tillman and Impact Awards celebration to recognize more than 100 students who have contributed to the institute through the Startup Consulting Program, NCGrowth, Sport Entrepreneurship, Basketball Analytics Summit, Research Services, Aviall Red Team Review, Boeing Innovation projects, Urban Investment Strategies Center, and other programs. More

My work with Warren FoodWorks Café and Shared-Use Kitchen

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Andrew Trump

Learn more about my work for Warren Foodworks Café, enabling it to become financially feasible, achieve its social goals, and persuasively articulate its business model to potential investors and funders.  More

The North Carolina historic national treasure that has been all but forgotten

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | David Ball

An hour and a half east of Chapel Hill sits a historical  national treasure that has been all but forgotten. Princeville, North Carolina  was the first town incorporated by African-Americans in the entire United  States.  Our NCGrowth team researches economic development for the town and its community. More

Working with Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts to grow their online presence

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Jessie Maxwell

Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts is a food and  gift shop located in Jamesville, NC. The business owners wanted to revamp the website  and leverage their social media presence to reach more potential customers and  increase online sales. More