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UNC Entrepreneur in Residence to Speak

Mark your calendars. Buck Goldstein, Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be the featured guest speaker of Wake Forest Innovations on Tuesday, April 9 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour cocktail reception immediately following.

A successful entrepreneur, Goldstein is the co-author of Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century with Holden Thorp, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The acclaimed book explores the critical role that American research universities play in global innovation, having the financial and intellectual resources to influence and change worldwide problems such as disease, poverty and climate change.

Goldstein will share insights from Engines of Innovation and highlight how universities can be a catalyst for change and create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in today’s economy.

Learn more about Engines of Innovation.

Event Details

We invite you to join us for this event. Meet Buck Goldstein and learn about how our universities are shaping the future of innovation.

Who: Buck Goldstein, Entrepreneur in Residence, UNC – Chapel Hill
When: Tuesday, April 9, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception immediately following.
Where: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center – Hanes Building – Room E24
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Parking is free. Please park in the Hawthorne parking garage located off Hawthorne Rd.

This event is part of a monthly seminar series hosted by Wake Forest Innovations. Topics will focus on technology discovery, innovation delivery, licensing and commercialization strategies, and startup incubation, among others.

About Buck Goldstein

An educator and entrepreneur, Goldstein is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in addition to being University Entrepreneur in Residence. He helped create The Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative, a multi-year, multimillion-dollar project that encourages entrepreneurship education across all campus curriculum.

He is the co-founder of Information America, an online information and database business that evolved from start-up through venture financing to a public company before being acquired by the Thomson Corporation. He then became a partner in Mellon Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mellon Bank, and served on the Board of several early stage information companies.

A highly regarded innovator, Goldstein was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Information Industry Association. His company, Information America, has been listed numerous times on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina and an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law.