Orientation

ORIENTATION IS REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS ACCESS TO 1789 FOR THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

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.  

Register here for orientation on Tuesday, January 11th 1:30 - 2:30pm

Register here for orientation on Friday, January 15th 9:30 - 10:30pm

Email kimi.yingling@unc.edu to schedule an orientation.


 

Office Hours:

Note:  Office hours begin September 10th

1789 Info Session  |  Friday 1pm-3pm

Do you want to become a member of 1789 or learn more about the coworking space for your team or student club? Interested in scheduling a tour to find out if the space will work for your upcoming innovative or entrepreneurial event? Drop by to see Kimi or email her at kimi.yingling@unc.edu

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

Legal Advice | Wednesdays 4-5 pm* (By appointment only; email mentor the prior Sunday) 

FourScore Law Firm supports the startup community and works exclusively with early-stage companies.  They provide legal representation and advice for all aspects of business law, including seed and early-stage financings, mergers and acquisitions, hiring and employment, managing debt and equity, relationship-building, contracts, terms sheets and negotiations, and exit strategy.    Email Matt Sellers by Sunday evening with your questions and he arranges a follow-up phone conversation to provide the legal response to your question the following Wednesday between 4-5 pm. matt@fourscorelaw.com



Weekly Networking Opportunities:

Walking Tacos Dinner 

Join us for Walking Tacos dinner to give students an opportunity to connect further with students looking join a team, mentors from office hours as well as meet industry experts, entrepreneurial alumni, etc.

 


Workshop/Presentations: 

Workshops and Presentations will be updated after fall break.

  


 

Global Entrepreneurship Week

 

How to Build Your Killer App | November 12th 3:00 - 4:30pm | Presenter: Jeff Terrell, Professor of the Practice, UNC Department of Computer Science

 

 If you’re working to develop an entrepreneurial idea or venture, you have to keep the modern mode of life in mind: we’re online, on the go, all the time. That means that the ability to build a mobile or web app has become critical to supporting your entrepreneurial endeavors. Come hear Jeff Terrell, a UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus, entrepreneur and computer science professor of the practice, walk you through a beginner’s guide on how to build an app that can increase your level of customer engagement, reinforce the power of your brand, and offer instant, personalized content.

 

Technology Orientation: Innovate Carolina Solution Platform | November 12th 6:00 - 7:30pm | Presenter: Sheryl Waddell, Director of Innovate Carolina Global Network

 

Ideas that gain the most traction are rarely developed in isolation. Your ideas get stronger and pick up momentum when you have the chance to test your thinking, vet your product, get feedback and connect with other innovators and entrepreneurs. Join the Innovate Carolina team to learn about a new technology that you and other UNC students can use to connect virtually with your personalized network of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors – and one another. Find out how this technology allows you to use social ideation to bring your idea to life.

 

Technology Sprint: Innovate Carolina Solution Platform | November 13 9:00 - 12:00pm | Presenter: Sheryl Waddell

 

During our technology sprint, you’ll be introduced to a new solution available to UNC students – the Innovate Carolina Solution Platform. Find out how you can use this software to invite other innovators and entrepreneurs to join your personal network of ideators, mentors and experts. By connecting virtually with your network, you can test your concept, get direct feedback, vet your product and use the social ideation process to accelerate from idea to full-blown innovation. The first hour of our sprint is an information session that provides you with an overview of the new technology – what it is, how itworks and what to expect. The second part of the sprint is a hands-on workshop that gives you the chance to test drive the technology for yourself. Give it a spin, get comfortable using it and get started making your idea a reality.

 

Building Better Teams and Digging for Gold: The Power of Questions | November 13th 6:00 - 8:00pm | Presenter: Anne Jones, District C

 

We all know how to ask questions, but few of us engage in the practice of asking powerful questions, questions that drive better team performance and deeper insights into our users' needs and motivations. Join Anne Jones, co-founder of District C, for a workshop designed to help you do two things: 

 

1. Build better teams that know how to use questioning to fully invest in their teammates and leverage the diverse perspectives of each person.  

 

2. Dig for gold -- ask questions that reveal user needs and motivations which lead to ah-hahs, insights, and solutions users will love.

 

In this workshop, you will learn by doing, so come ready to practice asking powerful questions with people you may not know and get real-time coaching feedback from Anne!  This workshop draws from Google's Project Aristotle, Amy Edmundson's (Harvard Business School) research on psychological safety, and Anne's experience coaching professionals and students on working in diverse teams to solve complex problems.

 

 Q&A Session: The Journey of Student Entrepreneur | November 14th 3:00 - 4:00pm | Presenter: Anum Imran, Traditional Kitchen

 

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a student and successful entrepreneur at the same time? Or maybe you’re currently a student who’s just started a venture and could benefit from hearing how another undergrad makes it all work. Join this Q&A session with Anum Imran, a UNC undergraduate student and director of business development at Traditional Kitchens, a refugee women-led cooperative cookery of the Refugee Community Partnership. Hear about Anum’s journey in creating Traditional Kitchens as a bridge that can help refugee women share their food and culture while gaining a sense of community connection and economic empowerment. She will share her story and advice as a successful student entrepreneur. In addition, as a member of the Innovate Carolina Student Leadership team, she’ll show you a new technology solution that you can use as a student to work through your own entrepreneurial idea.

 

GIS Day Celebration | November 14th 3:00 - 6:00pm 

 

This event includes two sessions: Student Map Competition (3:00 - 4:00 pm) and the Humanitarian Mapathon (4:00 - 6:00pm). 

 

"See" Your Blind Spots: The Power of Observation in Teams | November 14th 6:00 - 8:00pm | Presenter: Anne Jones, District C

 

We observe the world around us every day, but few of us engage in the practice of powerful observation, observation that reveals more and shines a light on our blind spots. This kind of careful observation will help your team get to deeper insights and more valuable solutions. Join Anne Jones, co-founder of District C, for a workshop designed to help you do three things:

1. See what you don't see by doing this work with people who are different from you.
2. Learn to look carefully and look again -- observation takes discipline and patience.
3. Learn to stay down the "ladder of inference" and focus just on what you see.

In this workshop, you will learn by doing, so come ready to practice sharing "what you see" with people you may not know and get real-time coaching feedback from Anne!  This workshop draws from Chris Argyris' Ladder of Inference, the artwork of José Clemente Orozco, as well as Anne's experience coaching professionals and students on working in diverse teams to solve complex problems.
 

 

The Fundamentals of Funding| November 15th 3:00 - 4:00pm | Presenter: Noel Sinozich, IDEA Fund Partners

 

You might have an incredible idea, but without a clear and compelling business pitch and a strategic approach to funding discussions, your venture is more likely to get stuck than get the traction it deserves. Join Noel Sinozich, an analyst with venture capital firm IDEA Fund Partners, as he discusses what venture capitalists see when watching or reading a pitch. Learn what to include (or not!) in a pitch deck, which parts of a funding conversation to pay the most attention to and the basics of VC math. As a UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus who now works on deal screening, valuation and operations, Noel can provide you with firsthand insights on what you need to know to give your idea the best chance to move forward faster. 

 

Startup and Student Meet and Greet | November 15th 5:30 - 7:30pm | Innovate Carolina, Shuford Program, Honors Carolina Program, Career Services and Launch Chapel Hill

 

Are you interested in being a part of a startup? Why not start with an internship - whether you are looking for something part time this spring or a full-time summer opportunity, come meet some of the UNC alumni that are active in the entrepreneurial community. Meet and Greet event starts at 6pm but please join us at 5:30 for appetizers and tips from UNC Career Services.

 

Are you a startup looking to hire an intern? Come meet some of the most talented UNC students interested in the startups. They are looking for the opportunity to learn more about your world and offer you some of the skills they've acquired at UNC. Meet and Greet event starts at 6pm but please join us at 5:30 for a drink and tips to secure the best intern for your startup.

 

Market Research 101 – Leveraging Digital Information Sources for Early-Stage Opportunity Analysis | November 16th 10:00 - 12:00pm | Presenter: Patrick Kastian, Research Analyst

 

Learn about the essential steps in the market research process that drive the development of new ideas, products, and services: from developing research strategy; selecting appropriate information sources; to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting research findings in the context of proven innovation & entrepreneurship methodologies.

 

Technology Orientation: Carolina Innovation Platform | November 16th 1:00 - 3:00pm | Presenter: Sheryl Waddell, Director of Innovate Carolina Global Network

 

Ideas that gain the most traction are rarely developed in isolation. Your ideas get stronger and pick up momentum when you have the chance to test your thinking, vet your product, get feedback and connect with other innovators and entrepreneurs. Join the Innovate Carolina team to learn about a new technology that you and other UNC students can use to connect virtually with your personalized network of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors – and one another. Find out how this technology allows you to use social ideation to bring your idea to life.

 

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