CIE and Community Events

September 30, 3 PM - 6 PM - What Businesses Need to Know About Law (CIE)

October 8, 8 AM - 12 PM - SBTDC Presents: Federal Proposal Writing Workshop - Learn the Secret to Federal Proposals (CIE)

October 8, 5:30 PM - Wilmington Discovery Forum - Discover innovative ideas and unsung leaders through five-minute presentations, networking, and fun

October 13, 8 AM - 9:30 AM - Swain Center's Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast

October 15, 5 PM - What Makes a Website Great? (CIE)

October 21, 1 PM - 4PM - UNCW Career Center's 2nd Annual Career Carnival

October 21 6 PM - 8 PM - Intro to HTML, CSS, and Javascript Class with TiktoPlus


Cucalorus 10x10 Project

November 10, 2015

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The 21st annual Cucalorus Film Festival brings back Norwood Cheek's 10x10 filmmaking challenge that pairs ten filmmakers with ten entrepreneurs to produce a short video in less than a week. This hands-on program is made possible through an ongoing partnership between Cucalorus, Castle Branch Corp.’s tekMountain incubator and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The 10x10 program introduces creatives in the film industry to innovators in the world of emerging business and serves as a showcase for the growing community of entrepreneurs working in the Cape Fear region.

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CIE Vision

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.

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