Initiatives

The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center strives to bring programs to the university and community in general that are intended to INSPIRE people to think entrepreneurially, to EDUCATE through new kinds of learning outside the classroom. CONNECT nascent entrepreneurs with those who have been successful. These efforts help CREATE new career paths that allow people to follow their passions, either by helping existing companies grow or by creating their own companies or social ventures.


consultingOne-on-one Business Consulting

Free, just schedule an appointment to meet with us. Call 336 256-8649 or email ncec@uncg.edu


entdaythumbUNCG Entrepreneur Day

“Entrepreneur Day is a great way to connect your students with business and non-profit leaders in fields directly related to their studies. It also helps UNCG engage in a meaningful way with key alumni and executives.


2 Minutes to Win It

Pitch your idea to judges for a chance at over $2000 in cash and other valuable services. Compete with other students from all across the Greater Greensboro area.


Jerry McGuire awardStudent Entrepreneur of the Year

The Jerry McGuire Student Entrepreneur Award is an annual $1,000 award going to UNCG’s most entrepreneurial student or student team. Click the link above for more information on the award and to nominate someone (or yourself)!


Forge Makership

The Forge is a Makerspace in downtown Greensboro. Members have access to welders, 3D printers, laser cutters and other tools and machines to build and create.  The award is a 12-month Membership to The Forge worth $500. www.ForgeGreensboro.org  


GEM3I-Corps, National Science Foundation

Through the Greensboro I-Corps program students, faculty and alumni of UNCG and NCAT would be eligible to receive up to $5000 in mini grant funding to explore if their idea or innovation has the potential to become a scalable business.


Triad Startup Weekend

Meet with other co-founders and start a business over a weekend with a chance to win great prizes. Triad Startup Weekend is held Spring and Fall at various locations throughout the Triad.