The appointment of Chancellor Holden Thorp brought with it a renewed focus on entrepreneurship and innovation at the University. In particular, UNC seeks to open more avenues through which academic pursuits can directly inform solutions that address the world’s most pressing problems.
We meet this demand by bringing a global entrepreneur-in-residence to campus each year.
Through monthly visits to campus, he is meeting with students and faculty to explore global social entrepreneurship. He is also giving public talks and guest lectures in classes.
Our goal is to pull together a wide range of people with seemingly unrelated interests because we feel that such an approach is the best way to spur creative insights.