North Carolina Investment Forum Looks to Bolstering Economic Development

Monday, March 4, 2019 

Discussions at the forum, sponsored by the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, ranged from the federal Opportunity Zones program to making the transition from angel to institutional investing.

Kenan Institute Hosts John Allison, Former BB&T Chair and CEO

Thursday, February 28, 2019 

Allison, currently Executive in Residence at the Wake Forest School of Business, spoke to a full house at the Kenan Center on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as part of an exclusive conversation on leadership with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School students.

Renewing the Discussion on Renewables

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 

Renewable energy sources – particularly wind and solar – offer many benefits. One downside, however, is that they only produce electricity when nature cooperates. What are the costs of this intermittency?

Kenan Scholars Trek to Raleigh to Learn about North Carolina State Government

Friday, February 8, 2019 

On Feb. 8, 2019, the Kenan Scholars traveled to Raleigh to meet with government leaders and administrators for their annual North Carolina Capital Trek.

A Collaborative Approach to Entrepreneurship Learning and Teaching

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 

Entrepreneurship is encoded in the DNA of Rebecca White, director of the Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa where she is James W. Walter Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship. She is currently a Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.

Kenan Scholars Lend a Hand to Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 

On Jan. 18, members of the Kenan Scholars program met up on a sunny afternoon to assist in building senior housing with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. In support of affordable housing, scholars suited up in gloves and goggles to prep and install windows and shower stalls.

Future of Fintech Symposium Tackles Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 

Traditional financial institutions and fintech companies continue to debate the future of financial services and the role such innovations as blockchain and cryptocurrency will play in that future.

Homegrown Tools: Cultivating and Curating Economic Success

Monday, January 28, 2019 

NCGrowth develops a web-based tool that helps connect communities with information and inspiration.