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UNCG Announces New Director of N.C. Entrepreneurship Center

Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement.
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Justin Streuli has been named director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG  effective June 2.

“We are excited about Justin moving into this important role,” said Bryan Toney, UNCG’s new associate vice chancellor for economic development and previous center director. “He is passionate about developing entrepreneurs and creating a more vibrant startup scene on our campuses and throughout the region. His involvement in local initiatives and his relationships with many key players will allow him to really hit the ground running.”

Streuli will work to further develop UNCG’s role in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, creating new and expanded opportunities for community members and students at all of the local colleges and universities. He will oversee existing NCEC programs, including Growing Entrepreneurs by Mentoring Students (GEMS), the 2 Minutes to Win It business idea competition, Entrepreneurial Journeys, Entrepreneur Day and the annual Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

“Our goal is to advance the relationship local colleges and universities have with the area’s entrepreneurs,” he said. “Working collaboratively, we will determine how we can best feed the local startup community and foster an action-oriented approach to growing startups among campus communities.”

Streuli most recently served as director of business development for Anomaly Squared in Greensboro, after that fast-growing marketing firm absorbed OpenLedge, the web development firm he cofounded. As an active startup evangelist in the burgeoning Triad startup community, Streuli played a leadership role in coordinating multiple Startup Weekends, organizing a local entrepreneurial meet-up called Shift, and serving on the board of Converge South, the Southeast’s largest technology conference.

Streuli previously worked at UNCG as a lecturer in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, a coordinator for the Spartan Startup Living Learning Community and a faculty adviser for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. He holds a Master of Business Administration from UNCG and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from N.C. State University.

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Reposted from UNCG News & Features