Entrepreneurship Awards
CIE Media Team
Chancellor Sartarelli talking at the CIE.
´╗┐Karl Ricanek receives 2016 entrepreneurship award.

CIE News and Events

Diane Durance

New UNCW Entrepreneurship Center director is fishing for startups

Throughout the journey that’s led Diane Durance to her new role as director of UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), connectivity has always been her mission.
IEI Discovery Forum winners

Friday Feature: Mary Jaskowiak and Fecal Finders

Mary Jaskowiak is a senior in the UNCW Honors College with a major in environmental science and a minor in biology. On November 30th, 2016, she successfully defended her Honors thesis—a method for testing water quality by locating optical brighteners. But defending her Honors thesis wasn't the first time Jaskowiak presented in front of a crowd.

David Morrison

UNCW grad student expanding program to help non-profits

Port City Daily

Morrison, the nonprofit advisor in-residence at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), is expanding the CIE’s mission from helping for-profit businesses to include nonprofits. He focuses on nurturing nonprofits through the difficult early years of operation.


SBTDC Biz Basics

1:00 PM

Dream of being your own boss? If so, the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at UNCW offers a free monthly workshop that’s just for you! The “How to Start a Business” workshop teaches participants the basic business ownership steps. Our counselors discuss ways to research your business market, how to write a business plan, and the steps to seeking initial funding. Registration is free and so is this workshop!

Speaker(s): Robin Bennett

Free. Register here.


Zero to Native App in 8 Hours

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Social Haven is open-sourcing their Stencil framework and walking serious developers through the steps it takes to make a data-driven cross platform native app. At the end of the four part series, you will have your own iOS and Android app that is ready for the app store and ready to scale. This series is geared for intermediate and senior developers, however, anyone that wants to understand what it really takes to build a scalable app can attend.

William will be livestreaming and recording all sessions for those who cannot attend all four.

Free for members and nonmembers. More information available. Email us at cie@uncw.edu to register.