Join us to review what's new with 1789, resources available to help you on your entrepreneurial journey and policies for the co-working space. Upon completion of 1789 Orientation, you will receive a key to 1789 as well as access to Startup Wind.  Please register for a session that best suits your schedule by click on one of the dates below: 

Orientation Registration  -  Friday, September 21st @ 10:00 am 

Orientation Registration - Friday, September 21st @ 1:00 pm  

Orientation Registration - Wednesday, September 26th @ 3:30 pm 

Office Hours:

Note:  Office hours begin September 10th

Market and Competitive Research and Analysis  |  Tuesdays 1-4 pm and Fridays 9-12 pm

As a research analyst on Innovate Carolina’s Research Services team, Patrick specializes in market and competitive research and analysis. Patrick consults on topics such as defining market research strategy; selecting the best information sources; and collecting, analyzing, and presenting research findings.   Email Patrick Kastian to schedule a session: pkastian@email.unc.edu


Innovate Carolina Concierge  |  Tuesdays 9-12 pm and Wednesdays 2-5 pm

Innovate Carolina is the campus-wide initiative for innovation and entrepreneurship. We provide faculty, students and alumni with the tools and resources they need to put their ideas to use for the public good.  Join us for a session to identify the resources that are right for you.   Email Sheryl Waddell to schedule a session: sheryl@unc.edu 

Software Consulting | Mondays 3-4:30 pm and Wednesdays 9-12 pm 

Need software help? Jeff Terrell is the professor of the practice in the computer science department. He's been coding professionally for over a decade on a variety of software, and he's also familiar with how software and business connect from his CTO and startup experience. If you need anything from general advice on strategy software to help debugging your code, swing by during office hours or email Jeff Terrell to schedule a session: terrell@cs.unc.edu

Fundraising 101 |  Every other Thursday, 3-5 pm

Starting to think about raising money? Chat with IDEA Fund Partners Analyst and UNC alumni, Noel Sinozich to better understand the deal screening process, due diligence and valuation.  Swing by office hours or email Noel Sinozich to schedule a session:  nsinozich@ideafundpartners.com


Weekly Networking Opportunities:

Starting in October, Innovate Carolina will be hosting weekly lunches and/or dinners to create a community at 1789; allowing students to meet each other, have an opportunity to form teams as well as get/give feedback on their ideas through “Launch Me Lunches” and roundtable discussions.  



Lunch with a Lawyer - Legal guidance as you launch your venture   
October 3rd | 12:00-1:30 pm -  Register now

When is the best time to incorporate? Should it be a 501c3? Maybe a for-profit venture? What type of legal documents are required?  Join us for lunch and discuss common legal issues that most early-stage companies and entrepreneurs face! We will be joined by Bryan McGann, Entrepreneur In Residence @ UNC, Director at Duke’s Start-up Ventures Clinic and of-counsel at Smith Anderson and a group of UNC law students to get some free legal support.   

"Creating and Sharing VR Experiences" - Marketing Your Venture
Friday, October 12th |12:00-1:30 pm -  Register now   

At this workshop, you’ll learn to create simple Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) experiences that you can use to market your venture. You’ll learn two easy-to-use tools: 

  • WondaVR to create an immersive experience from 360-degree photos and videos, and
  • HP Reveal to make objects in the real world – posters, presentations, wine bottles, etc. – come to life with augmented reality 


For additional events across campus visit Innovate Carolina's website.