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ECU's Entrepreneurial Initiative

Harnessing the entrepreneurial energy of the region. ECU's Entrepreneurial Initiative takes full reign in encouraging and supporting the entrepreneurship within the University community and eastern NC. The EI offers a wide range of training and business support services to assist existing entrepreneurs and provide programs that stimulate the entrepreneurial culture of a community and encourage potential and aspiring entrepreneurs to start businesses.

The EI is focused on:
  • Creating regional partnerships with public and private organizations to help the university develop companies and take products and services to market.
  • Creating partnerships with public and private organizations to stimulate innovation throughout the business community in eastern North Carolina.
  • Fostering practical experience for ECU students in an entrepreneurial environment.
For more information about the ECU's Entrepreneurial Initiative and its programs, click here.

Marty Hackney
Director, ECU's Entrepreneurial Initiative