The Adams Apprenticeship: Continuing Connections 

On Friday Feb. 17, 2017, the second annual Adams Apprenticeship Forum & Gala was held in the University's Alumni Hall. The event represented the coming together of apprentices, advisors and members of the Adams Apprenticeship network as they celebrated all the accomplishments of the past year. The program also welcomed its newest class of apprentices into the program and honored its graduating class with the presentation of symbolic challenge coins.

At the event's Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Robin Richards Donohoe was honored with the Adams Entrepreneurial Pioneer Award. Robin is the co-founder and director of two information technology venture capital funds, Draper International and Draper Richards. She also founded venture philanthropy fund Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation that has become a leader in the nation in advancing social entrepreneurship globally to address some of the world's most challenging issues.

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2017 Adams Forum & Gala Schedule

8:15- 9:00 a.m.   Registration, continental breakfast and networking

9:00-10:00 a.m.   Welcome & Program Updates with Ted Zoller, Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Dina Rousset, Director of the Adams Apprenticeship, and John Adams Jr., Founder of the Adams Apprenticeship

10:00-10:30 a.m.   Introduction of the Carolina Angel Network with Randy Myer, Managing Director

10:30-11:00 a.m.   Informal Networking Break 

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m   Differences Leading Men and Women with Anson Dorrance, Head Coach, UNC’s Women’s Soccer Team

12:00- 1:00 p.m.   Lunch with UNC Chancellor Folt “The Innovation Generation”

1:00- 2:15 p.m.   2017 Adams Entrepreneurial Pioneer Awardee, Robin Richards Donohoe, to meet with 2017 Adams Apprentices

1:00- 2:15 p.m.   Adams Advisor Training and Q&A with Brett Nicol, Adams Apprenticeship Lead EIR and Scott Brown, Adams Apprenticeship Programming EIR

2:30- 4:00 p.m.   Speed Networking with Adams Apprentices and Adams Advisors

6:30- 7:30 p.m.   Cocktails & Networking Reception

7:30- 9:00 p.m.   Dinner and Award Ceremony


Robin richards donohoe Tribute Video

“The neat thing is that these relationships will continue to evolve as the apprentices graduate from the program and embark on their careers, so the time we spend together within the context of the program is really just the beginning.”

- Conor Hartman, Adams Advisor

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Stay tuned for updates on this year's Gala and Forum!