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Accelerating the creation of entrepreneurial ventures, knowledge-based jobs, and innovative business solutions.

The CIE nurtures emerging companies and works to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in southeastern North Carolina. We are a vibrant hub of innovation and a central facility that offers both small business education events and a state-of-the-art incubator space.

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Coming up in 2020:

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) announces a new biotech venture challenge in partnership with UNCW.

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Wilmington, NC to host 2nd annual Techstars Startup Weekend March 27-29, 2020. Tickets on sale now!

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2nd Annual YEPex Youth Summit on May 1, 2020! Register NOW to attend OR apply to participate in the competition for a chance to win CASH!

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In 2016, the CIE started the Chancellor's Innovation and Entrepreneurship High School Competition in the spring. In an effort to expand this program and the week-long summer Youth Entrepreneurship Program, we decided to put together a year-long YEP experience. Our purpose is to inspire creativity and innovation to cultivate a passion for entrepreneurship among the 9th-12th graders in the southeast region.

We are excited to partner with the Brian Hamilton Foundation this academic year!

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Promo video for students

Promo video for teachers

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Submit a program idea for Minority Enterprise Development Week 2020 here!

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Click the image to learn more about 1MC, register to present, and follow our chapter on social media!

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CIE Advances Entrepreneurial Support with NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grant

 

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Startups to Watch in 2020