Social Entrepreneurship

Conference Agenda

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8:45 – 9:45 AM Breakfast for VIPs
9:00 – 10:00 AM Registration and Check-In Alumni-Foundation Event Center
10:00 AM Welcome Harold Martin, Chancellor, NC A&T State University Alumni-Foundation Event Center
10:05 AM UNC’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Junius Gonzales, Interim President, UNC, and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Alumni-Foundation Event Center
10:10 AM State-Wide Social Entrepreneurship Initiative Leslie Garvin, Executive Director, North Carolina Campus Compact Alumni-Foundation Event Center
10:15 AM Introduction of Speaker Rodney Hood, J.P. Morgan Chase and Member of UNC Board of Governors Alumni-Foundation Event Center
10:20 AM Corporate Philanthropy Colleen Briggs, Vice President of Financial Capability and Consumer Initiatives within Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase Alumni-Foundation Event Center
10:50 AM Building Community Entrepreneurs Mikki Sager, Vice President and Director, Resourceful Communities, The Conservation Fund Alumni-Foundation Center
10:55 AM The Next Few Hours… Leslie Boney, VP UNC General Administration, International, Community and Economic Engagement Alumni-Foundation Event Center
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Luncheon Student teams will pick up their lunches during the break, between 11:30 and 11:45 AM and go the competition rooms. Plenary attendees will grab lunch and return to Alumni-Foundation Center Academic Classroom Building107, 108, 109Proctor Hall Room TBA
11:30 AM Financial Literacy Category (Preliminary Round) Alumni-Foundation Center
1:30 PM Teams Return
1:45 PM Announcement of Financial Literacy Winner and Announcement of Undergraduate and Graduate Team Finalists, Special Recognitions Leslie BoneyStudent Final Round Competition The finalists in each category will present, with the four graduate teams going first, followed by the six undergraduate team. Finalist judges will then deliberate. Alumni-Foundation Event Center
3:15 – 3:45 PM Announcement of Winners & Closing Remarks Leslie Boney Alumni-Foundation Event Center

Business Plan Bootcamp Webinars

Presented by George McAllister, Regional Director for the Small Business and Technology Development Center at UNC-Charlotte, these webinars walk teams through writing a winning business plan that can change the world. Small business experts and UNC staff will be on hand to answer questions about the 2015 UNC Social Entrepreneurship Competition and the judging rubric.


 Templates & Guides



Market Research Guide

The SBTDC’s Market Research Services (MRS) compiled the Guide to Market Research will serve as a resource to collect demographics, analyze an industry, identify business trends, research the international market and gather other information to better understand and define your market for products and/or services. Download the guide »

How the SBTDC Can Help You

To learn how the SBTDC can help your student team and who to contact at your campus, download the 3-page document »

Webinar Recording (10/29/2015)