UNCW Entrepreneurship Center NewsletterOctober 2010
Time is often considered one's most valuable asset. Because of this, respecting the use of one's time and valuing the giving of time are fundamental ideologies for the EC. It is our goal that every event we host, email we send, and program we organize will be worth your time to attend, and watch, and read. The same is true for those who volunteer their time and energy to support the EC. We work hard to create an environment of respect that makes it easy for you to contribute and see the tangible results and benefits of your volunteerism.

This approach builds upon itself through reputation and fulfillment towards reaching our entrepreneurial goals. One of our challenges is that we don't always capture how the EC has benefited those who are involved. We do hear individuals' amazing anecdotes and stories as to how the EC helped them. We need to do a better job of capturing these stories.

So I ask, if the EC has positively touched you in some way, email us with the story, leave a voicemail (962.3032), or record a video to send us. It is these stories that drive us and will become the foundation of the EC.

Sincerely, Jonathan Rowe
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UNCW Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov 16th - 19th
UNCW Entrepreneurship Student Success
UNCW Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 16th - 19th
GEW Started in 2008 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week has become a much-publicized worldwide celebration of entrepreneurship. It has inspired more than 10 million people in 102 countries, touching aspiring entrepreneurs from major cities to remote villages through some 58,000 events during the one-week period. The EC is pleased to join this global initiative by hosting

UNCW Global Entrepreneurship Week November 16th - 19th.

Nov 16th @5:30pm, Wachovia Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

Nov 17th @6pm, a special screening of the movie "Ten9Eight," a thought-provoking film by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio. It tells the inspirational stories of several inner city teens turned entrepreneurs.

Nov 18th @7:30am, Power Breakfast Series on Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Greater Wilmington Business Journal (standard fees apply, registration will be through the GWBJ).

Nov 18th @6pm, Student Rocket Pitch Event with over $1,000 in prizes for top student entrepreneurs.
UNCW Entrepreneurship Student Success
AngelaNo one would have been surprised to hear that Angela Tarascio Kelly decided to major in Entrepreneurship and Business Development at UNCW. She has been the founding owner and operator of a hand-crafted jewelry business called Tarascio Custom Jewelry, the founding director of a girls' creative camp called Adventure Art Camp, as well as an Independent Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. Through these ventures, she has been able to fund her college education. In addition, she is obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Finance and a minor in Studio Art. Angela's entrepreneurial experiences prepared her for honors such as winner of the 2009 Entrepreneurship Case Competition, Chancellor's Achievement Award, and recipient of the prestigious Beck Family Foundation Scholarship. Upon graduation, she plans to be the Marketing Coordinator at the small business where she currently interns.
Entrepreneurial Statistic: According to the Kauffman Foundation, in 1970 only 16 business schools in the U.S. offered entrepreneurship classes. Today, more than 2,000 colleges and universities offer at least one entrepreneurship course. Since the ranking's inception in 1995, Babson College in Wellesley, MA has been the #1 Entrepreneurship School in America as ranked by Business Week Magazine and U.S. News and World Report.
Founding Member Profile
Tobin Geatz,
Founder & CEO of Inclinix
Tobin Geatz is a graduate of West Virginia University with an extensive background in business start-ups, expansions, and technology applications. Tobin was founder and Chairman of the Board of PharmaTech Solutions in 1999; he then became CEO and Chairman of the Board of Inclinix, Inc. He has been instrumental in the founding and development of several successful ventures, introducing innovative technologies to improve operating processes, including the Inclinix VMR™ technology and holds 10 patents, primarily related to semiconductor device manufacturing.
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Envision Debuts to Great Acclaim
The television show, Envision, launched by the EC and UNCW-TV, premiered on September 16th. It featured Dave Spetrino, founder of Plantation Building Corp, who shared his business experiences, sources of motivation and perspective on the Cape Fear Region with host Jonathan Rowe. The weekly show features interviews with successful entrepreneurs to understand what drives them and the lessons learned and advice from their business careers. Envision is televised on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7pm on Time Warner Cable Channel 5 and Charter Cable Channel 12. It is also available in the EC video library. Upcoming guests include Robert Sharp, DigiEffects, Gene Haley, Wilmington Pharma, Raymond May, Loom, and Tom Looney.