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Launch Chapel Hill Welcomes 10 Start-Ups in Open House Celebration
February 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Chapel Hill business incubator will mentor early-stage businesses exploring seaweed cultivation, virtual reality, ride-sharing advertising and more
What: The award-winning start-up accelerator Launch Chapel Hill, together with the Town of Chapel Hill, will introduce the 10 businesses selected for its 2019 spring cohort during an open house celebration on Friday, Feb. 8.
The Launch Chapel Hill business accelerator program helps entrepreneurs build their early-stage businesses into self-sustaining enterprises in just 22 weeks.
During the event, each of the new cohort’s 10 early-stage businesses will discuss the real-world problems they are seeking to address. A sampling of the start-up businesses includes:
- Phyta, providing new strategies of seaweed cultivation to promote plastic substitutes, climate resilience and economic development, offers a sustainable and cost-effective consumer ingredient to build out the marine carbon and nutrient credit market.
- Cadre VR, a virtual reality media company specializing in 3D 180-degree and 360-degree video content, creates narrative VR films as well as VR social media marketing services.
- Everywhere Ad, a rideshare advertising platform for small businesses that pay Uber and Lyft drivers to market small, local businesses to rideshare passengers through a mobile advertising platform.
Launch Chapel Hill selects a new cohort group twice each year, evaluating each applicants’ innovative solutions and commitment to solving real-world problems.
As part of the celebration, event organizers will recognize the progress of Launch Chapel Hill alumni and celebrate the Launch program’s growth and influence in the Triangle.
Attendees will enjoy drinks and light hors-d’oeuvres.
Why: Launch Chapel Hill is a unique collaborative investment by UNC, the Town of Chapel Hill, Orange County and a generous private donor. Its mission is to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem within Chapel Hill, Orange County and the region for entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses in the area.
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