UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a host of programs to help you lead your career and venture to the next level:
CAROLINA STARTUP FELLOWS
These fellowships are offered to students who demonstrate a commitment to entrepreneurship and/or venture capital throughout their first year (tip: involvement with the EVC Club goes a long way!). The awarded students receive a stipend to be able to pursue entrepreneurial internships, bridging the gap between what startups and VC firms can pay and what traditional MBA internships often pay.
ENTREPRENEURS LAB (ELAB)
ELab is a marketplace and class at Kenan-Flagler that connects entrepreneurs, students, and venture capitalists. The class is led well-connected professor Ted Zoller, who brings in successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists each week from all over the country.
VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT COMPETITION
UNC created the VCIC in the middle of the technology bubble in 1998. This global, annual competition turns students into the investors to invest in real startups and learn about the VC process in real-time.
The Adams Apprenticeship is a life-long network of students and successful UNC alumni that exists to shape, support, and speed the transition to entrepreneurial careers with successful outcomes; the program matches highly qualified, successful professionals with high-achieving students, and facilitates productive and mutually beneficial long-term relationships.
PRIVATE EQUITY MENTORS PROGRAM
PE Mentors is a highly competitive program that places selected students in a structured 12-month apprenticeship with a local venture capital firm. Current firms include Cofounders Capital, IDEA Fund Partners, Bull City Venture Partners, SJF Ventures, and more.