Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chapel Hill is the ideal location for new and growing businesses. Start-ups and entrepreneurs will find the resources and facilities that help businesses grow and thrive. From co-working spaces that serve to meet flexible office space needs to accelerator programs and networking events to help you become connected to the business community. We have an innovate entrepreneurship eco-system that yields collaborative solutions and impactful stewardship. Here you have access to top-notch talent coming out of nearby institutes of higher education including UNC Chapel Hill, inclusive spaces like The Junction, and community leaders who are passionate about growth and development.

The Downtown Together Taskforce includes the following

Doug Rothwell

Executive-in-Residence for Economic Development, Office of Innovate Carolina

Sheryl Waddell

Director of Economic Development and Innovation Hubs

John Bamforth, PhD

Director, Eshelman Institute for Innovation

Chris Clemens

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Nathan Knuffman

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer

Noreen McDonald

Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professor, Director of Carolina Transportation Program

Dana McMahan

Professor of the Practice

Mark Meares

Associate Vice Chancellor, Corporate and Foundation Relations

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