Encore Entrepreneur

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Patrick Rodriguez

UNC – Chapel Hill recently hosted a free “Encore Entrepreneur” event for older Americans (fifty-plus) who want to start or expand a small business. Many of the fifty-plus, aspiring entrepreneurs who attended are shunning traditional retirement in favor of starting or expanding a small business after their first career or later years. More

Helping Flanders Solutions Increase their Overall Efficiency

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Ferdinand Rouse

This summer I had the opportunity to work with Flanders Solutions and help them implement a software program known as MP2. I was not only able to complete this for the organization, but I was also able to help create standard operating procedures for use of the equipment. These things together will help increase efficiency within the plant and reduce errors and potential product defects. More

Princeville: A Customer Profile

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Kelvironta Harvey

This summer my project consisted of creating a customer profile for the town of Princeville, NC. This town has significant historical value, as it was the first town incorporated by freed African Americans slaves in the United States. More

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