UNCW Entrepreneurship Center NewsletterMay 2010
Being an entrepreneur is a bit like riding a roller coaster with the highs and lows. It is also an unending belief that what you are doing is right for all of your stakeholders and customers. Since its formal launch the Center has helped establish relationships, connect mentors, and foster investment. It has created jobs, student internships, and supported faculty research. We are proud, but not satisfied with what has been achieved thus far. And I thank each of you for the support in making it all happen. It is that support that will continue to push us to do more and stay focused on our entrepreneurial mission. All aboard.

Sincerely, Jonathan Rowe
In This Newsletter
Coastal Entrepreneur Awards - May 21st
Enov8t 2010 for High School Students
Cape Fear Future Project Features Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur Awards - May 21st
CEA Awards
The 2010 Coastal Entrepreneurship Awards will take place on May 21st @7:30am at the Burney Center on the UNCW campus. Join over 300 entrepreneurs, business and community leaders at this exciting event that celebrates entrepreneurship and the top hi-growth companies in Southeastern North Carolina. It will be an event to remember with great speakers, innovative ideas, awards and some special surprises.
$35 Registration is required.....Register Here.
Enov8t 2010 for High School Students
Designed specifically for high school students, Enov8t is a week long program (June 21st - 25th, 9am - 4pm) that teaches entrepreneurship and what it takes to start a business. The week begins with outdoor leadership and team building activities at UNCW's famed ropes course and wraps up when students present their business concepts at their own special rocket pitch event. Students will learn from top UNCW faculty and area entrepreneurs. Limited to 25 students, the cost for the entire program is $250. Register your son or daughter now for this amazing experience.
Cape Fear Future Project Features Eship
CFF Meeting
Cape Fear Future (CFF) is an initiative established by the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce to further develop the Cape Fear region's knowledge sector economy and to promote economic growth and stability now and into the future. With an emphasis on quality of life, K-12 education, and entrepreneurship, the EC is playing a key role in this project and was part of the first CFF commission meeting presentation on April 20th.
Entrepreneurial Statistic: According to the Center for Women's  Research the number of majority women-owned businesses grew by 42% from 2000 through 2008.
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Ron Vetter
As Co-Founder of Mobile Education LLC and one of UNCW's top Computer Science Faculty, Ron balances being an entrepreneur, teacher and researcher with  incredible success and recognition. His involvement with the EC has created strong links with faculty and students at UNCW and helped his company grow through exposure and networking.
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For anyone who missed the interview with Earl Galleher or the intense panel discussion about entrepreneurship as an economic development tool in our region, can now watch the video's in the Video Library Section of the Eship Center website. These video's and the others provide some great ideas and recommendations as well as unique insights into the mind of successful entrepreneurs.