How to do a Startup: An Experience in Entrepreneurship
Students in this three-week program run by Mr. Chad Keister learned how to launch a startup venture under the direction of seasoned entrepreneurs. By participating in entrepreneur-led workshops, they gained the practical knowledge and insight needed to start and scale up.
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Many thanks to our exceptional cooperating institutions, Elon University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, Princeton University, RTI International, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the University of New Brunswick, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for enriching the experiences of our students. To all our Mentors that volunteered their time and expertise to help our students experience applied research and development, our deepest appreciation and gratitude for your kindness and generosity. Thanks to Dr. Todd Roberts, Dr. Katie O’Connor, Dr. Shoemaker, and the NCSSM Foundation for their vision, support and dedication in making this program possible. Many thanks as well, to our Research and Innovation Instructors: Dr. Tim Anglin, Dr. Jon Bennett, Dr. David Cantrell, Mr. Bob Gotwals, Mr. Chad Keister, Mr. Keethan Kleiner, Mr. Nicholas Koberstein, Dr. Heather Mallory, Dr. Deardorff, Mr. Levy, Dr. Todd Lee, Dr. Olivia Whitt, Dr. Ganga Bey, Ms. Kimberly Bourne, Dr. Megan Cooke, Mr. Bobby Warren, and Ms. Grace Steffen, and the NCSSM support staff: Mary Slawter, Deann Cooke, Lisa Palmisano, Kate Axelrod, Jennifer Garrison, Kathy Mueller, Taylor Nguyen, Ankita Nandi, Erich Hess, Anushka Deshmukh, Renee Zhang, Om, Nerurkar, Vanya Bhatt, Tara Hinton, Nina Nair, Benet Ge and to all of the other amazing and dedicated people who participated in making this summer program a success! Special thanks to the support and funding provided by Burroughs Wellcome Fund and GlaxoSmithKline.