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Connecting with Diverse Startup Founders

November 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Internships with minority founded companies

Join this informative, inspirational event that spotlights the wisdom and successful paths traveled by minority and female startup founders. Through a panel discussion and networking, you’ll hear stories and talk directly with founders who are historically underrepresented in this sector and who want to build relationships with talented students. Come and look for a unique internship experience with a minority-founded startup.

These founders have navigated entrepreneurial challenges encountered more often by minority and female entrepreneurs and can draw upon their experiences to help you plan for what’s next on your own career journey. And beyond providing long-term career advice, a number of these founders are interested in talking with students about immediate internship and job-training opportunities – chances to engage in valuable workplace learning and career prep. Don’t miss this chance to gain career inspiration and experience. This event is casual.


Who should attend?

•Students who:

o Are currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill or Central Carolina Community College.

o Want to learn more about entrepreneurship and what it’s like to work at a startup.

o Are interested in making connections with a diverse group of startup founders.

o Seek internships working at a startup company or social venture during 2021 or 2022.

• Startups that:

o Have fewer than 50 employees.

o Are located in the central region of North Carolina.

o Have completed customer discovery and are preferably revenue generating.

o Exhibit high-growth potential.

o Can offer valuable learning experiences to students (clear goals, a supervisor and preferably paid internships).

Covid precautions will be followed. Updates will be emailed to registered attendees closer to the date of the event. Questions or changes to company registrations can be directed to kimi.yingling@unc.edu.


November 4, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Polk Place
In front of Wilson Library, NC United States


Innovate Carolina