UNCW, GWBJ Honor Region’s Business Community with Coastal Entrepreneur Awards

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

May 24, 2022 update: The 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year Award was presented to Apiture, a Wilmington-based company formed as a joint venture between Live Oak Bank and Atlanta-based First Data Corp. Apiture provides financial institutions like community banks and credit unions with a platform to support the many services they offer their customers. 

The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal invite the community to the annual Coastal Entrepreneur Awards Breakfast. The 2022 Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced at the event which begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24 in UNCW’s Burney Center.

The CEAs recognizes up-and-coming ventures and innovative established companies in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.

This year’s award winners are:

The honorees will be featured in a special edition of the GWBJ and recognized at the awards ceremony. Click here to purchase individual seats ($40) or a table for 10 ($400).

--Caroline Cropp