Innovation

Startup Funds for Carolina Students

Funding to move students’ concepts to reality.

Funding to move students’ concepts to reality.

Jim Kitchens, a former student entrepreneur at Carolina and now an entrepreneurship professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, founded the 1789 co-working community and is collaborating with Innovate Carolina to create a student fund for startups. 

The fund, designed specifically for Carolina students, is making the funding-gap faced by aspiring entrepreneurs a less common occurrence.

The 1789 Student Venture Fundprovides targeted, early-stage seed funding that UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate and graduate students can use to get their commercial and social startups off the ground. The goal is to give students the seed funding they need to ideate, create ventures and move their companies from concept to reality. 

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