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Saturday, March 23 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Developing an Entrepreneurial Environment for Rural Southeastern North Carolina

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The development of an entrepreneurial environment in rural southeastern North Carolina by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke through the Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurship and the UNCP Biotechnology Center is taking place through 1) education, 2) consulting, and 3) research. A variety of programs at the Thomas Family Center focus on providing students with entrepreneurial education. The center also works with community colleges and high schools, provides free consulting for local businesses, and conducts two yearly summits for UNCP and community college students and local citizens. The Biotechnology Center provides a research environment to benefit the region. Current work is focused on agricultural biotechnology.

Speakers

Leonard Holmes

Leonard Holmes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. His current research area is agricultural biotechnology and the commercialization of a university research product.

Michael Menefee

Michael Menefee is the Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurship Endowed Chair at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. He works with university and community members to promote the creation of business and projects related to job-creation and regional development.

Saturday March 23, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 15
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