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November 7-11, 2018

Check out the full schedule for Cucalorus Festival: Film, Stage, and Connect.  Purchase your pass and we'll see you downtown for all the programming we've got scheduled for you!

 


Welcome Wednesday

November 14, 2018

9-10:30 AM

These informal bi-weekly meetings provide an open forum for interested students, faculty and community members to exchange information pertinent to the growth and success of their businesses. Individuals will meet CIE director, Diane Durance and members of Seahawk Innovation, a venture funding and mentoring firm operating within the CIE. Meet the staff, tour the space and learn about the CIE's support services.


YEPex Monthly Meetup

November 19, 2018

4:30-6 PM

Inspiring creativity and innovation to cultivate a passion for entrepreneurship. Education Technology is a massively broad term. It starts from simple learning tools. It includes assessments and testing. It bleeds into monitoring, security and connections. It even disrupts the concept of what a teacher is supposed to provide. However, at its core, Ed-Tech is designed for one thing: to enhance the teaching and learning process. William Mansfield is the founder and principal developer of Social Haven, a parent management platform for private schools. He is the lead technical architect of a NYC based insights platform. He will be our speaker at this monthly meetup. Please email cie@uncw.edu and let us know if you plan to attend or would like to remote in via Zoom.

 


Innovation Concept Pitch Competition

November 26, 2018 (deadline to apply is November 12)

6 PM

Students who have a new business “concept” that has merit or an innovative product or service that may have commercial application are invited to apply for the opportunity to be invited to “pitch” their concept to a group of judges. Up to six UNCW students will have the opportunity to pitch their concepts. Learn more about this opportunity here.


Welcome Wednesday

November 28, 2018

9-10:30 AM

These informal bi-weekly meetings provide an open forum for interested students, faculty and community members to exchange information pertinent to the growth and success of their businesses. Individuals will meet CIE director, Diane Durance and members of Seahawk Innovation, a venture funding and mentoring firm operating within the CIE. Meet the staff, tour the space and learn about the CIE's support services.


YEPex Meetup: FinTech

January 28, 2019

4:30-6 PM

The financial services industry is in the middle of a revolution being driven by FInancial Technologies, or FinTech.  Money is moving faster in new and unique ways, security needs are ever-increasing, big data is connecting seemingly unconnected data points better than ever and artificial intelligence is pushing innovation into hyperdrive. 

Daniel Haisley, VP of Product at Apiture and Petra Sheaffer, Product Owner at Live Oak Bank will be here for our FIRST YEPex Meetup of the new academic year! 

This program is for 9-12 graders who have any interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.  We will have a brief program followed by an engaging hands on activity. 

Free for all!  Register by emailing cie@uncw.edu.