Daily Archives: September 28, 2012

Students from NCSU, Fayetteville State and UNC-CH win N.C. Social Business Conference competition

Energy and the environment are much on the minds of social business entrepreneurs among UNC system students.  The system’s North Carolina Social Business Conference on Thursday included a business-plan competition for student teams with entries from all 17 campuses. Several  initiatives focused on energy and the enironment, including food distribution. Poverty and microfinance were also addressed by multiple groups.

A total of 31 teams entered.

The winning teams were from N.C. State University, first place; Fayetteville State University, second; and UNC-Chapel Hill, third.  Among the nine finalists was one of the N.C. A&T teams.

The winners’ social business ideas are:

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A&T salutes Nussbaum Center on 25th anniversary

N.C. A&T ad saulting Nussbaum CenterTwo weeks ago, North Carolina’s largest business incubator held an event to mark its long-awaited move to a new facility, the former Carolina Steel plant on South Eugene Street in Greensboro.  Tomorrow night, the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship will celebrate 25 years of success in helping new businesses grow and create jobs.  Congratulations to CEO Sam Funchess, former CEO Tom May, and the many entrepreneurs who have contributed to that success.