Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of the teaching and research of the Belk College of Business. Beginning in fall 2018, the Belk College is offering a new public speaker series as part of a course called "Entrepreneurial Decisions." Each week, entrepreneurs in the Charlotte region will discuss the decisions they made, such as starting their businesses as individual founders versus teams, acquiring the right amount and type of capital at the right time, starting a business as a student versus learning on someone else’s dime, gender and race-related challenges, overcoming setbacks and more. Leading entrepreneurs from the Charlotte community participating in the course include Belk College alumni Bryan Delaney (Skookum), Calvin Brock (Jack and Landlords), Chris Elmore (AvidXchange) and Manuel Zapata (Zapata, Inc.). Several of the sessions will be open to the business community this fall 2018: August 29, October 3 and October 24.
October 24 – Topic: Starting with Nothing: How to do Big Things When Your Bank Account is Small (or Empty)
Panelists: Bryan Delaney ‘03 (Skookum), Vanessa Vaughn (Asfalis) and Ticora Davis (The Creator’s Law Firm)