Alan Neely will speak on secrets to success Oct. 22 at UNCG

GREENSBORO – On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Greensboro entrepreneur Alan Neely will tell community members the story of how he successfully founded, developed, and sold his two companiesNew River Innovation and InvoiceLink. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the UNCG Entrepreneurial Journeys series.


Neely is an experienced entrepreneur with a broad background in technology. After starting his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Neely held leadership positions within several companies, including Vanguard Cellular Systems and Volvo Truck Finance North America. He is known for his strengths in startups, leadership, strategic planning, technology design, and intellectual property protection. Neely has authored seven technology patents, and speaks regularly at entrepreneurial classes in the Duke Fuqua and UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA programs.


Neely will share his tale of success at 5:30 p.m. on the UNCG campus (Room 1214, Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building, 1111 Spring Garden St.). Due to limited seating, attendees are asked to register at A networking session from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. will precede the 45-minute program, and a Q&A session will follow it. Light refreshments will be served, and free parking is available near the venue, on Forest Street, Oakland Avenue or behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum.


Entrepreneurial Journeys provides monthly informal, interactive opportunities for community members and students to hear first-hand how businesses are created. Previous speakers have included Kayne Fisher and Chris Lester, founders of Natty Greene’s Brewing Company; Dennis Quaintance, CEO and chief design officer at Quaintance-Weaver Hotels and Restaurants; Jenny Fulton and Ashlee Furr, founders of Miss Jenny’s Pickles; Roland Johnson, founder of Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Judy Miller, president of RSVP Communications, Inc.; Dr. Joe L. Dudley, Sr. of Dudley Beauty Corp; Ged King, CEO of the Sales Factory + Woodbine; and internationally renowned entrepreneurs Michael Strong and Magatte Wade.




The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro provides co-curricular and outreach programs to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, and to serve as a catalyst for the creation of sustainable and globally competitive enterprises in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina and beyond. For more information, visit the NCEC’s website at or call 336-256-8649.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive, and engaged community where learning is carried forward to Do something bigger altogether. Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving more than 18,000 students. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make.