Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Mentors


CIE


Craig Galbraith

Office for Information and Commercialization

galbraithc@uncw.edu

910-962-3775

Services:

  • General Entrepreneurship Mentoring
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Valuation
  • Feasibility studies for technology products

Karl Ricanek

Faculty Entrepreneur in Residence

ricanekk@uncw.edu

Services:

  • Ideation to innovation
  • Translating research to start-up
  • Software development
  • Translating an idea into extramural research
  • How to secure funding for your research or Innovation idea
  • How to patent your research at UNCW
  • How to build a world renown research program
  • How to get money from the Dept. of Defense for your research idea

Laura Brogdon

Manager of Programs and Operations

brogdonl@uncw.edu

910-962-3611

Services:

  • Professional Development and Networking
  • Manages student workers and projects
  • Event space reservation management
  • Event Advice and Promotion
  • Professional Skill Development
  • Guidance and workload assistance

Don Spry

US Small Business Administration

Senior Area Manager

don.spry@sba.gov

Services:

  • Working Capital Financing (7A)
  • Commercial Real Estate Financing (504)
  • Federal Government Contracting Programs
  • Federal Government Research Grants (SBIR/STTR)
  • Small Business Resource Counseling
  • Small Business Instruction and Training

Robin Bennett

Assistant Business Counselor (SBTDC) Small Business Technology Development Center

bennettr@uncw.edu

Services:

  • Evaluate and improve financial performance
  • Improve leadership skills and employee performance
  • Obtain quality business and market information

Frances Scarlett

Assistant Business Counselor (SBTDC) Small Business Technology Development Center

scarlettf@uncw.edu

Services:

  • Evaluate and improve financial performance
  • Improve leadership skills and employee performance
  • Obtain quality business and market information

Bruce Mancinelli

Extensive background with start-ups

bmancinelli@liadan.net

Services:

  • Organizational Development
  • Sales and Marketing Organization
  • Capital/Venture Funding Activities
  • Merger and Acquisitions Activities
  • Goal Setting and Sales Achievement
  • Communication and Corporate Representation
  • Strategic Planning and Competitive Analysis

Jesse H. Jones

Forrest Firms Law

jesse@forrestfirm.com

Services:

  • Company Formation and Securities
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Contract Negotiation, Drafting, and Review
  • Employment
  • Contract Dispute and Resolution

Anna Tharrington

Hutchinson Law Firm

atharrington@hutchlaw.com

Services: 

  • Corporate
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Options & Equity Compensation
  • Employment Law, Benefits & Compensation
  • Equity & Debt
  • IP Protection
  • Licensing & Corporate Partnering
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Paul Baron

WebTel Marketing

paul@webtelmarketing.com

Services:

  • Strategic Relationships: Identifying and Managing Customers and Partners
  • Business and Market Development
  • Sales Strategies
  • Developing Pricing
  • Licensing
  • Royalty Revenue Models
  • Marketing and Engagement Strategies

Sam Schey

Live Oak Bank

mcgill.jesse@gmail.com

Services:

  • Avionics Technician/Instructor
  • US Marine Corps Defense Contract Work
  • Boeing Product Manager
  • Live Oak Bank

Ann Revell-Pechar

ann@arevell.com

919-909-1097

Services:

  • Messaging + Storytelling for you/your business
  • Public Relations – strategy and/or execution
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing/Content development
  • Finding key personnel needs for your business

Katrina Harrell

Araminta

katrinamharrell@gmail.com

Services:

  • Starting a business (basic business start-up)
  • Branding your business (on a bootstrap)
  • Preparing your business for funding
  • Developing a structure for your team
  • Proper organizing of your business (financial records, etc) from the start
  • Pricing your products and services for profit
  • Strategic partnerships and collaborations
  • Marketing strategy and content strategy (email, website, bios, product descriptions)
  • Basic PR (press releases), pitching to the media
  • Basic social media marketing
  • Using content to promote your business

Seahawk Innovation


Brendan Collins

brendan@mimijumi.com

  • Start Up to Scale Up
  • Strategy Financing
  • Execution and Leadership

Tobin Geatz

tobin@seahawk.biz

  • Business Model Identification
  • Development and Brainstorming
  • Mastering your Pitch
  • Testing your Business Plan

Lauren Fuhrer

lauren@mimijumi.com

  • Sourcing Resources
    • People
    • Software
    • Know How
  • Product Management
    • Developing/Managing the Process

Tenants 


Janelle Babington

One Red Lion

janelle@oneredlion.com

  • One Red Lion is a start-up, social platform that includes a global database of nonprofit organizations and related information. Nonprofits elect to be members on the site to promote their cause and collect donations. Donors create a personalized profile and select from specific categories that are relevant to passions and specific causes. One Red Lion then matches donors to relevant nonprofits and delivers global newsfeeds and relevant social media threads for an opportunity to donate, volunteer, stay current with news results and social events, and engage with other members who share their interests.

  • If you are a nonprofit organization interested in being promoted on the platform or someone passionate about a particular cause, please leave your name and email address.

Marc Mereyde

TiktoPlus, LLC

contact@tiktoplus.com

Services


CIEHAWK Media Team

media4cie@gmail.com

  • We are a team of motivated UNCW Film Studies students ready to serve the start-ups at our university's Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. We assist tenants, members, and UNCW faculty/staff with their media needs, whether that be graphic design, headshots, product photos, a commercial or pitch video. Build your brand, your image, and your social media presence with our team's state-of-the-art equipment and talented crew members.

Nick Pindale

Photo Perfect Photobooth 

photoperfectphotobooth@gmail.com

910-239-7356

Photo Perfect Photobooth LLC offers Photo Booth Rentals for Weddings, birthday parties, and other special events.

Weddings include a free memory book and print per person add on! 
At Photo Perfect Photobooth, we have the best photo printer money can buy to print excellent photo strips for you and your guests. We have a high quality camera that takes the perfect pictures that guests can also download for free on an online password protected photo gallery specific to your event.

We will service the following surrounding areas: Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Virginia Beach


Robert Arnold

Robbie's Repairs

rarnoldiv@gmail.com

703-344-4040

Have an Android phone or laptop needing repair? Robbie’s Repairs is a phone and laptop repair shop that specializes in low-cost and high quality repairs. Repairs are by appointment.

Price List

  • iPhone 5, 5C, 5S screen replacement = $80
  • iPhone 6 screen replacement= $95
  • iPhone 6 Plus replacement = $130
  • iPhone 6s screen replacement = $130

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps 

pineappleshapedlamps@gmail.com

704-301-1572

We are an award-winning, Wilmington-based multimedia production company, specializing in work of an absurd and comedic nature. Pineapple-Shaped Lamps (or "PSL") started in 2010 as a sketch comedy troupe, and since then, we have grown to include a wide variety of projects, including viral videos, community events such as the Encore Best of Wilmington Awards, and a wide body of commercial work for clients such as Capitol Records, Benjamin Moore, Cape Fear Community College, the Cucalorus Film Festival, and more!

Services:

  • Commercials - Funny and eye-catching ads that help engage your audience in both traditional advertising markets and on social media!
  • Branding Videos - We've helped local nonprofits like DREAMS of Wilmington get the word out about how they are helping our community, and we can do the same for your business!
  • Training Videos - Look, we won't lie. When we hear the words "training video," we immediately start yawning. That's why, when CFCC approached us about making a training video for volunteers at their new Wilson Center for Humanities & Fine Arts, we made something truly compelling and rewatchable, something people would ENJOY having to see!

For more information, or to schedule a free consultation with one of our representatives, contact us. Also, check out this Youtube playlist to see some of the amazing work we've done for past clients.