Chase Jones: It can be done

The most important lesson Chase Jones (BSBA ’11) learned as an undergraduate at UNC Kenan-Flagler was a simple one: It can be done. He credits this lesson – learned in Jim Kitchen’s entrepreneurship class – with giving him the confidence needed to found Vs. Cancer, his non-profit venture. “I started Vs. Cancer when I was Read More

UNC Students Give Away 7th Car

This past Friday was an exciting day for one Durham man, Mussasa Mpengh.  Social entrepreneur and Kenan-Flagler Business School instructor, Jim Kitchen, had a very big surprise in store for Mpengh. Posted by Lauryn Colatuno | Dec 11, 2016 “Mussasa, this is your new car, and these guys made it possible,” said Kitchen, as he Read More

Students raise money to send 13-year-old brain cancer patient to Maui

“The project is really about the intersection of profit and purpose,” Kitchen said. The remaining money, after sending Will to Hawaii, will go towards the Community Empowerment Fund, which assists local homeless people transition to home ownership. Some groups in the project used the football game on Saturday to bring their products to the market. Read More

UNC’s Launch Incubator Voted 4th Best In the US!

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized among the top five best performing university business accelerators in North America, based on a 2015 benchmark study by UBI Global, a thought leader in performance analysis of business incubators around the world. Carolina received the honor for Launch Chapel Read More

4th Car Giveaway!

Social entrepreneur and Kenan-Flagler Business School instructor Jim Kitchen introduced himself to Sam McAdoo on Monday in about the nicest way possible. “Hey that’s your new car,” said Kitchen, pointing to a pristine silver Honda, parked on Franklin Street with a bow on top. “It’s yours, man.” “It’s mine?” asked McAdoo. “It’s yours.” “Man – Read More

Profit With Purpose

UNC KENAN-FLAGLER NEWS Magic happens at the intersection of profit and purpose. That was the lesson Jim Kitchen wanted to teach undergraduate business students in his Intro to Entrepreneurship class. But rather than simply speaking those words in the classroom, he wanted to give students an opportunity – and a mission – to learn by Read More

Students Make 2nd Car Giveaway Possible

A Hillsborough woman was surprised on her lunch break today with a new car, paid for by UNC business students and social entrepreneurs. Dawn Sheppard walked to the parking lot of Carol Woods Retire Community and was greeted by a host of friends, members of the Community Empowerment Fund and a gold Chevrolet Malibu. Sheppard Read More

Surprise – It’s Your New Car!

Chapel Hill resident Loretha Greene was very surprised as she took a first look at her new (to her) 2002 Lincoln Town Car with the big red bow on East Franklin Street Friday afternoon. The car was a gift from UNC Kenan- Flagler Business School adjunct professor Jim Kitchen and his entrepreneur class of UNC Read More

‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ Springs to Life

1789 Venture Lab Ryan Bregier has a simple explanation for why he became an entrepreneur: “I can’t help myself.” It’s how his mind works. When an idea pops into his head, it’s stuck there until he gives in to the urge to test it and find out how far he can make it fly. He Read More

UNC Students Start Companies, Grant Wish

The undergraduate students in Jim Kitchen’s Fall 2013 Intro to Entrepreneurship course (BUSI 500) at UNC Kenan-Flagler may not remember everything about their assignments and lectures, but they will remember what they were able to accomplish together. In just four days, the class raised almost $13,000 and worked with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to grant a Read More

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