Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Membership Options


Before submitting an application, it is important to understand some membership guidelines to help us ensure individuals and companies involved in the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are aligned with the mission and the quality experiences, people, and programs offered.

Submitting an application does not guarantee membership. Applications are reviewed to ensure a proper fit with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • Student – $25: Open to formally enrolled university and community college students.
  • UNCW Faculty/Staff – $45: For UNCW faculty and staff, this special membership level provides an opportunity to become involved in the Center.
  • Nonprofit – $50: Organizations with current or pending 501c3 status, includes all organization members.
  • Individual – $75: Open to individual community members.
  • Startup – $125: Two entrepreneurs and/or executives in the same company or organization.
  • Stakeholder < 50 Employees – $250: Open to all company employees.
  • Stakeholder > 50 Employees – $450: Open to all company employees UNCW alumni are eligible for a $10 discount off of the applicable membership, starting at nonprofit membership.

UNCW alumni are eligible for a $10 discount off of the applicable membership, starting at nonprofit membership.

Membership can be revoked if it is discovered you are blatantly advertising or selling your products/services at events, including solicitations, forcible networking, taking advantage of members, engaging in business or professional activities that may be deemed unethical, misrepresenting your affiliation with the Center, or publicizing the Center using falsified statements.