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

Carolina Wild and the land of the muscadines

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Thomas Frere

This  spring, I had the pleasure of working with Carolina Wild – a muscadine juice  company headquartered in Pink Hill, North Carolina. The company is owned and  operated by Dennis Tracz and Elizabeth Maxwell. Carolina Wild’s product is a  premium, 100% muscadine juice. Muscadines are native to the South East of the U.S.  and have a taste profile similar to grapes. They are unique in that they have  extremely high levels of Polyphenols – micronutrients containing some of the  highest antioxidant levels and numerous other health benefits. The juice tastes  incredible and has fewer calories per serving than other premium juice brands. The company is in the  process of gaining distribution both locally and in the Northeast as a high  end, healthy produce brand. Dennis and Elizabeth’s goal is to bring a healthy NEW  juice to consumers while introducing and creating a market for muscadines. In  doing this, they hope to replace old tobacco lands with muscadine lands and  spur economic development in the region. More

Kenan Institute Insider: Stop by for Chocolate Bar & Chat with Karen McFarland, Business Officer

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Kiara Burroughs

With all of the hustle and bustle going on in the Kenan Institute, one might wonder who is behind the scenes making sure that all the right levers are pulled so that things run smoothly. One of the key people making sure that happens is Karen McFarland, Business Officer/Director of Operations for the Kenan Institute. Her key responsibilities are making sure that the everyday operations of the Kenan Institute run smoothly including helping with hiring employees and making sure they have the best personnel for completing daily tasks. Her journey at UNC didn't begin at the Kenan Institute, however. More

Fast Break with Bryce Parrish

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Bryce Parrish

It’s Sunday, April 26th, exactly one week after the completion of the Basketball Analytics Summit (BAS). I can now get some decent rest and shut eye, but I still feel a sense of euphoria from having just completed a six month long project – the national Basketball Analytics Summit held here at UNC Kenan-Flagler. From both a marketing and leadership development perspective, it was honestly one of the most challenging projects that I have ever taken on. With that said, it too was arguably the most rewarding project that I have ever led, opening my eyes to a world for which until now I have only been able to view from the outside – the incredibly massive business of basketball that sits behind the veil of the sports industry. More