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Viewing Party and Panel for PBS TV show Start Up on Wilmington business

October 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

About this event

How many times has Wilmington made positive national news in business?

The Live Oak Bank IPO?

nCino IPO on Wall Street?

UnTappd / NextGlass in the Wall Street Journal?

Freaker USA on Shark Tank?

And ?

We have been formally building the local entrepreneur ecosystem since 2013.

Now the rest of the country will know what they are missing at the coast of North Carolina as one of the top 100 GLOBAL Emerging Ecosystems.

See a video preview of all five episodes –

We are hosting a viewing party for one of the episodes.


We have partnered with local NPR radio station WHQR to market this event and their talented journalist Rachel Lewis Hillburn will moderate a panel of the entrepreneurs featured on the show.

Genesis Block – confirmed

Sea Love Sea Salt – confirmed

TRU Colors – Confirmed

End of Days Distillery – confirmed

Thom Ruhe – Executive Director of NC IDEA

(Bitty and Beau’s Coffee representatives were not available)


WHY is the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington hosting this event?

Because we are responsible for pitching the show to feature Wilmington startups!!!

TV series ‘Start Up’ rolling in Wilmington this June, showcasing 4 local businesses


Join us on October 14th


Sponsored by :

John Hinnant – Eastern Carolinas Commercial Real Estate

Holly Childs – Wilmington Downtown Inc.


WHQR – NPR radio –


October 14, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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