The Adams Apprenticeship is a first-of-its-kind program impacting the entrepreneurial careers of UNC students and alumni.
Now accepting applications from Undergraduate and Graduate Students
- Summer: Student internships and pod meetings
- Aug 22: Applications live on website for 2018 Apprentices!
- Aug 29: Fall Kickoff Challenge Course and BBQ
- Sept 14: 2018 Apprentice Info Session at Launch Chapel Hill (306 W. Franklin, Suite F) from 5-7 pm
- Sept 6: Co-Curricular 1 "Prepping for NYC Trek " and breakout with coaches
- Sept 21 and 22: NYC Entrepreneurship Trek
- Oct 15: Applications due for 2018 Apprentices!
- Nov 1: Co-Curricular 2 "Prepping for the Fall Conference" and breakout with coaches
- Nov 17: Fall Conference and Dinner
- January 21, 5-8pm @ Launch: Co-curricular #1: Introduction to the Apprenticeship. Advisors & former apprentices join at 7pm for networking.
- January 25 @ KFBS: 1st E-lab class led by Ted Zoller
- February 1 @ KFBS: 2nd E-lab class featuring Kel Landis and "Little Book of Do!"
- February 10, 7:30-9:30pm @ KFBS 2350: Co-curricular #2: Leadership assessment and networking coaching
- February 25, 6:30-8:30pm: Annual Gala and Award Dinner in Chapel Hill (Advisors & Apprentices)
- February 26: Adams Conference & Co-curricular #3
- March 2, 7:30-9:30pm @ KFBS 2350: Co-curricular #4, Finalizing your Leadership Plan
- Early April (date TBD): San Francisco networking trip
- May 2: Final E-lab course at Lonerider Brewery with founder Sumit Vohra
- May 6: Semester finishes, internships begin
After putting up with the tight confines of its Queens, New York, manufacturing space for two years, furniture maker Cardinal Workshop is moving its headquarters to Hillsborough.
A familiarity with Orange County helped.
“(Being based in New York) is tough,” co-founder Dennis Blanco said. “Rent is horrendous and space is tight. It’s not a good long-term solution for us.”
Blanco, who founded the company with fellow UNC alumnus Bryce Williamson, said the company considered moving to Durham, Burlington and Mebane before deciding on a 6,000-square-foot facility off of Interstate 85 in Hillsborough. The move will give Cardinal triple the space it had in New York.
Camille McGirt always believed that actions taken locally can have a ripple effect and change lives around the globe. That core idea is inherent in the name Healthy Girls Save the World (HGSW), the nonprofit she founded in 2011 as an undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill.
How does entrepreneurship relate to health policy? Read about Alina Clarke's (Adams '18) experience combining her two passions and applying them to an incredible summer experience.
The Adams Apprenticeship is transforming the community of entrepreneurs at UNC. Click here to read about the program's impact on students, mentors and more.
After attending the 2017 San Francisco Entrepreneur's Trek, Luke Lechner (Adams '18) discusses the ways the experience impacted his perspective on company culture and translated into new strategies to grow and improve his own startup.
Read about Kristen Lee's (Adams '18) experience participating in the 2017 San Francisco Entrepreneurs Trek and the ways in which the trip transformed her view of entrepreneurship as a remarkable tool.
Congratulations to Camille McGirt (Adams '16) for all the incredible things she is accomplishing with Healthy Girls Save the World! Read more about the organization's 2017 Summer Experience and Pitch Competition here.
Writer for Exit Event and Adams Apprentice Andrew Skinner discusses The Adams Apprenticeship's second annual Forum & Gala and shares his own experience in the program.
As part of the UNC Adams Apprenticeship Program, I had the opportunity to travel to New York with 16 of my fellow apprentices in November 2016. On our trek, we met with several high-growth companies across industries. Each company visit provided valuable takeaways, lessons and insights from real world experience that added to our perspectives of what entrepreneurship really was.