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May 24, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Duke, UNC announce partnership to launch entrepreneurial hub in their region

Kickstart Venture Services (KVS), a department that is part of the Innovate Carolina initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the New Ventures Program at the Duke Office of Licensing & Ventures (OLV) are working together to launch an entrepreneurial hub aimed at strengthening start-ups and positioning them for success. The hub will provide start-ups with access to an entrepreneurial ecosystem, a joint talent network and an established database of service providers.

The Research Triangle-focused hub will be funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration through its SPRINT Challenge award – “Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology.” It is a federal program designed to harness the nation’s entrepreneurial potential to address the economic, health and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.

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