Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

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Brigadier General Gorham (Ret.) speaking to a class during 2019 MED Week
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Cape Fear Region Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

presented by UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with UNCW's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion


MED Week recognizes the achievements of local minority entrepreneurs, provides opportunities for networking, and presents workshops to help grow and strengthen businesses.

Events provide attendees the opportunity to:

  • Connect with business vendors
  • Meet leaders from the regional business community
  • Learn about government contracting and business opportunities
  • Grow your professional network
  • Receive information and resources to develop your business  

Cape Fear Region Minority Enterprise Development Week is 4 weeks away! In anticipation of the incredible week of events, we are running a social media registration campaign leading up to October 5-10. 100 lucky registrants will receive a fully packed SWAG Box for registering for one of 20+ events. We encourage you to like our page, @CapefearMEDWeek on Facebook to stay up to date on the events occurring throughout MED Week.

Registration is now open for MANY of the events! Take a look at the full schedule here and register for one or more programs of interest. All registrants will be entered for our first drawing of 20 names on August 10!

Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by calling 910.962.2691 at least three days prior to the event.

Cape Fear MED Week is a part of the nationwide observance of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. The 2020 activities will occur during October 5th - 10th in various locations throughout the region. Email for more information.

For all program details and registration information CLICK HERE

To view the 2020 Cape Fear MED Week Schedule, click the image below!


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

2020 Conference Sponsors for MED Week
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