From mind to marketplace

Five years ago this month, Carolina joined fellow Triangle universities Duke, NC State, NC Central and other partners to launch the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. The program has not only helped Carolina faculty members transform their ideas into successful companies — but is also playing a part in growing the overall economy of the Research Triangle Park region.

“We have the innovation, we have the desire to compete,” said Ted Zoller, T.W. Lewis Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Kenan-Flagler Business School. “I think in the next five years, we’ll start to see Research Triangle emerge as one of the key hotspots in the U.S. – if not the world – in terms of translating innovation to the marketplace.”

Video by Rob Holliday, Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Published April 21, 2016.