Redefining Economic Development through Entrepreneurship

In November 2019, NC IDEA, in conjunction with the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Council (GEC), hosted the first-ever North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit with the ambition to catalyze entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for the state of North Carolina. As an official event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the Summit was an unprecedented gathering of nearly 500 individuals and organizations who support, encourage and nourish North Carolina’s entrepreneurs. Attendees came together to share what is working; address issues and concerns; meet and network with those doing similar work in other communities; and celebrate and promote entrepreneurs and their successes across the state.

See photos from the 2019 Ecosystem Summit


Check out the full agenda and sessions from this inaugural two-day event.

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Learn more about the diverse lineup of speakers that joined us for this two-day event.

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Join us in our vision of redefining economic development through entrepreneurship.

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