Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The CIE's 3rd Annual Welcome Week Event

3 Day Startup

What is it?

Raffles. Prizes. Opportunities to network with local businesses and startups. Signups for the incredible (FREE) 3 Day Startup entrepreneur boot camp. T-shirts. FREE Islands Fresh-Mex Grill TACOS. Swag bags for the first 100 attendees. Free round-trip transportation. Free professional headshots from our Media Team. Information about how you can build your own hustle. One incredible evening full of free food, free stuff, and great connections.

Trolleys will be available for round-trip transportation to the CIE from Wagoner Dining Hall's parking lot and Hawk's Nest.

Why should I come?

  • Free stuff in the form of raffled-off prizes, giftcards, swag bags, t-shirts, and more.
  • Free taco bar out back! This year we're rolling out the big guns and ordering extra queso.
  • You get a free ride there and back.
  • You have the opportunity to meet and network with dozens of companies and organizations--folks who could end up hiring you as an intern or teaching you valuable skills.
  • You'll learn about upcoming CIE programs geared exclusively toward students, like our 3 Day Startup intensive entrepreneurship workshop, workshops that will get you certified in Google Adwords, seminars on marketing and funding, and more. We're here to help you gain the skills and experiences that will make you either an irresistible job candidate or your own boss (an entrepreneur).
  • ANY major (or potential major) has something to learn here--we have programs ranging from media production to marketing to professional writing to hackathon-style coding. Whatever you do, we can help you build your hustle.
  • You've got nothing to lose.

Some companies & organizations who will be present:

Seahawk Innovation
UNCW Center for Marine Science
Pineapple-Shaped Lamps (Comedy/Improv Crew)
Social entrepreneurship
Student entrepreneur Kaitlyn Long with Legatum Planners
3 Day Startup
Going Beyond the Pink
UNCW Entrepreneurship Club
The Entrepreneurship major & minor at UNCW
Corning Credit Union

Mission Made Jewelry
Denton Williams - Photographer
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Candy Compass
Pivot Launch Coaching
Happy Fish
Meredith Media Group
Elite Innovations, LLC

Raffle prizes including:

A free photo session with hair and makeup included (via Meredith Media Group)
T-shirt, giftcard, and stickers from Boombalatti's Homemade Ice Cream
A giftcard from Might as Well Wilmington
4 VIP passes to DefyGravity Wilmington
Jewelry from Gems4u
A giftcard from Nothing Bundt Cakes
T-shirts and giftcards to Pt's Olde Fashioned Grille
A gift basket from Waffle House
A giftcard from Okami Japanese Steak House
A giftcard from Aqua Fedora
A giftcard from Munchies Food Co.
A giftcard from Hot Wax Surf Shop
2 UNCW Freakers from UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship CIE
BUILD THE FORT and UNCW pen from Kids Making It from UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship CIE

(More to come as we confirm event sponsors!)

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