The Office of Innovation Commercialization

Entrepreneurial Journeys

Entrepreneurial Journeys
Monthly Speaker Series
February 20, 2019
MHRA Room 1215

Emma Lee
Singer / Songwriter

Emma was born in a small town, deep in the heart of Texas, where she learned how to sing staying up late at night watching CMT music videos and dancing around her room to Patsy Cline albums, forever a horse-loving Texas girl at heart.

Her family moved to Maryland when she was 11, where she had many opportunities to grow as a musician and person. One of those was the chance to perform side-by-side with world-famous opera singers in the Baltimore Opera Company’s “Carmen,” at age 13. From there, Emma took up dancing and acting as well, and auditioned for role after role in local community theater productions, while teaching herself guitar and learning how to write her own music.

At 16, Emma moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, where she fronted an alternative pop rock band, went on to UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!!) and earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After a few years living and working in the corporate world- music kept calling her back, and Emma finally quit her job to dedicate herself once more to her first love.

Currently Emma plays music full-time, writing, recording and playing live wherever and whenever she can.

Check-in and networking 5:00-5:30

Speaker 5:30-6:300 with Q & A


Have questions about Entrepreneurial Journeys? Contact The NC Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG


UNC Greensboro
MHRA  Room 1215
Check in: 5:00 – 5:30
Speaker from 5:30 – 6:30

Upcoming Speaker

February 20, 2019 – Emma Lee, Singer Songwriter

March 20 2019 –  Karen Stratman, Crooked Tail Cat Cafe

April 10, 2019 – Jacqueline McCracken Wall, Junior Achievement

View video excerpts of our many past Entrepreneurial Journeys Speakers

Presented by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNC Greensboro

Contact Jan Szelkowski at or 336-256-8649