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Startups & Small Businesses
For startup founders and small business employees, sometimes there's nothing better than knowing that you're not traveling the new venture journey alone. By joining the Innovate Carolina Junction, you not only have access to top-tier workspaces and services, but also a community of current and former founders who have traveled the path that you're on now. That means connections to a large network of mentors and advisors to guide you, plus talented students, researchers, funders and strategic business partners who can help speed your next phase of business. And, by the way, did we mention that our award-winning Launch Chapel Hill startup accelerator lives here?
Faculty & Students
For Carolina faculty and students, the intersections with industry- and community-based organizations - and with each other - result in creative work collisions and professional development opportunities that don't happen on campus. Inventive partnerships between top faculty and corporate R&D divisions can spark possibilities unknown. Students get to explore the learning opportunities that come from working with other entrepreneurial-minded students and companies that are looking for fellows and interns.
Innovation is the heart of continual corporate growth. And with the Innovate Carolina Junction located just steps away from Carolina - named one of the world's most innovative universities - you're at the epicenter of emerging research and technologies. As a member of the Junction, your company can gain new insights on leading-edge discoveries and commercial pathways, connect with innovation-ready student talent and get a look at early ideas emerging from labs and startups. Partnering with Carolina researchers is also a great way to de-risk research that's relevant to your business plans and tap into follow-on research funding.
If you're an alumnus of UNC-Chapel Hill, you understand. Your Carolina Blue connection to the University lasts a lifetime. Even when you leave Chapel Hill, the spirit of the place never leaves you. And now the Innovate Carolina Junction gives you a way to connect more closely - and tangibly - with the University. Your time as a Tar Heel can continue at the front door of the University, whether that means setting up a remote office for yourself or company - or a professional landing pad to use when you travel back to Chapel Hill. And the next generation of Tar Heels - students who call the hub their inspiration space - love learning from alumni who have hard-won wisdom to share. Carolina doesn't just have to be in your mind. It can be part of your every day.
For freelancers and remote workers, the Innovate Carolina Junction offers full flexibility. You can work solo, collaborate with other innovative independents or engage with mini teams from larger corporations to complement your shared professional skillsets and market potential. Plus, working in a space with top academic researchers and industry leaders can open new doors of opportunity.
Chapel Hill and our regional community is flush with creative talent - a home for those looking for the next mold to break. Artists, musicians, writers, inventors and culinary daredevils, to name a few. The Innovate Carolina Junction welcomes all who embrace transformative potential of their creative craft. From innovation services designed to help you take your next bold leap to events that connect you with luminaries and potential collaborators, the possibilities are endless. If you have a creative outlet that leads to impact, this place is for you.
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Want to find your best fit? Contact us and tell us what you're looking for. Whether you're thinking about space, services or community connections, our team will reach out to offer info and answer questions. We're here to help you plug in and participate.