Hospitality Coins in Iran

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

Interfaith Council shelter pantry

My job: Unloading the food truck which comes from Durham. We usually get 7-8 pallets of canned food (corn, beans, potatoes, soup, etc.) and a lot of frozen chickens! What I’ve learned from this job: The IFC serves 3,300 local households and provides approximately 1600 bags of groceries per month to families in need. They Read More

UNC Children’s Hospital

The UNC Children’s Hospital is truly a remarkable place. We are fortunate to have such a world-class hospital here in Chapel Hill, with such wonderful physicians and staff living in and contributing so much to our community. UNC Health Care employees 7,964 people and serves 70,000 children every year from all of North Carolina’s 100 Read More

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