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  • November 19, 6 p.m., CIE - TechTalk: Two Part Session - Part One: Internet of Things with Scott Moody and Part Two: Developer Follow-Up with Jonathan Gould - TechTalk is a free quarterly series for the tech industry hosted by WaveRiver, Inc. Scott Moody will be the featured guest. Moody is the previous co-founder of AuthenTec which was aquired by Apple in 2012 (the only public company ever acquired by Apple). You now know their products as the Touch ID featured on the iPhone 5s-6 Plus. It is that same focus on the consumer, on making lives better, that forms the foundation of Moody's current company, K4Connect. Following Scott, Jonathan Gould, a partner at K4Connect, will lead Part Two, a Developer Follow-Up. Register for one or both sessions now!

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Cucalorus 10x10 Project

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Check out our film that debuted Sunday, November 16 at Cucalorus! Thank you to our filmmaker, Khang Mai!

Tell us why your company deserves to go to the 2015 South By Southwest Interactive Festival!

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UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, SXSW Interactive and Toler Law Group are partnering to offer 5 local interactive companies the chance to receive one free ticket/pass to the 2015 South by Southwest Interactive Festival March 13-17, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

12 companies present to a panel of judges who will select the 5 winning companies during a "Tough Love pitch showcase" hosted by the CIE on Thursday, November 20.

Upcoming Events

  • November 19, 6 p.m., CIE - TechTalk: Two Part Session - Part One: Internet of Things with Scott Moody and Part Two: Developer Follow-Up with Jonathan Gould - TechTalk is a free quarterly series for the tech industry hosted by WaveRiver, Inc. Scott Moody will be the featured guest. Moody is the previous co-founder of AuthenTec which was aquired by Apple in 2012 (the only public company ever acquired by Apple). You now know their products as the Touch ID featured on the iPhone 5s-6 Plus. It is that same focus on the consumer, on making lives better, that forms the foundation of Moody's current company, K4Connect. Following Scott, Jonathan Gould, a partner at K4Connect, will lead Part Two, a Developer Follow-Up. Register for one or both sessions now!

 

CIE Vision

UNCW and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was recently featured on UNC-TV as part of the tour of the 17 member institutions in the UNC system. Watch this video detailing just a few of the many innovative programs at UNCW to see why we have become one of the top ten public institutions in the South according to U.S. News and World Report.

The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) works to identify and nurture high-growth, high-impact companies and to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in southeastern North Carolina.

Our center is a nurturing environment for innovators as well as the entrepreneurs who will start the businesses to bring those innovations to the marketplace. With a combination of event space for training, co-working space for “napkin-stage” startups, low cost office space, experienced mentors and a future venture capital fund, we have created a great environment for startups in a great place – Wilmington, NC. Our unique events centered around increasing sales, preparing successful SBIR grant proposals and developing better investor presentations will help entrepreneurs make better fundamental decisions at an early stage, setting them on the path to success within the local economy.

Our center serves both the students and faculty of UNC Wilmington as well as the startups interested in being a part of our community. Our events are currently free and always lead to lively discussions about the new talent discovered in our backyard. We often invite out-of-town professionals from the entrepreneurship and business development worlds to speak about a variety of topics relevant to today’s economic challenges and opportunities for growing a business.

Please visit this site often for news about upcoming events and opportunities to see and hear from the companies you will read about tomorrow and for years to come.

In 2014, the CIE will have an additional focus on Innovation to help spur Entrepreneurship.


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