Entrepreneurial Decisions Series

Fall 2019 Entrepreneurial Decisions Speaker Series

Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of the teaching and research of the Belk College of Business. The Belk College offers a public speaker series called Entrepreneurial Decisions. During each talk, entrepreneurs discuss the decisions they made.

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September 18 - Entrepreneurial Organizing: Maintaining vs. Relinquishing Control

Speakers: Aru Anavekar, Cofounder and CEO at botsplash and Keith Luedeman, Founder of goodmortgage.com and Executive Director of Innovate Charlotte

September 26 - CEO Speaker Series

Speaker: DeAndrea Salvador '13, Founder and CEO of RETI and JouleScout

October 30 - When Do Accelerators and Co-working Spaces Work?
Understanding These Entrepreneurial Resources

Speakers:  Alex Smereczniak, CEO and Co-Founder of 2ULaundry, and Raven Solomon, President and Founder of the Center for Next Generation Leadership & Professional Development

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Further Study: Academic Programs in Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Programs

The Belk College fosters an entrepreneurial mindset by providing foundational skills in entrepreneurship and innovation. Management and Marketing majors are specifically inspired to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset as they prepare for leadership in any organization.

Graduate Programs

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation gives students a strong foundation of unique skills that complements their existing education and experiences. For those students wanting to focus the MBA program even more toward entrepreneurship, the Belk College offers multiple concentrations in entrepreneurship, including:

  • Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing
  • Innovation and Growth Strategies

Students in the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program develop their skills of entrepreneurship and innovation. The DBA program is a launchpad for careers in management, consulting or a professorship at a business school.

Executive Education

UNC Charlotte Executive Education is dedicated to connecting individuals and organizations to Charlotte’s research university through an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty that develop programs for individuals, custom programs for organizations, short-format programs, and community events. Executive Education delivers programs for individuals on topics like, “The Corporate Entrepreneur: Driving Innovation and Growth” and “Building Analytics Teams to Create a Competitive Advantage,” as well as custom programs for organizations such as TIAA and AAA Carolinas on “Understanding Entrepreneurial Behavior in Organizations and its Implications for Firm Performance,” and “Driving Innovation and Change.”


Feature: Belk College alumni, students and faculty perspectives on entrepreneurship