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Chancellor Sartarelli talking at the CIE.

Grow Your New Venture Here! 

The CIE nurtures emerging ventures and connects entrepreneurs to a world of startup support services. Whether you’re from the community or UNCW faculty, staff, student, or alumni, we’re here to accelerate the launch and growth of your business. We are a vibrant hub of innovation and a central facility that offers both education events and a state-of-the-art incubator space.

  • The CIE is actively assisting entrepreneurs with:
    • Networking and education programs
    • Private offices, conference rooms, and co-working space
    • Team-based mentoring
    • Investor readiness programs
    • Guidance on grants and other funding opportunities
    • Online Givitas network for getting and giving advice
    • High school entrepreneurship programs
  • Want to help early stage ventures? The CIE welcomes mentors with startup expertise and those with specific industry knowledge and general business experience.  

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