Sunday, February 27, 2011

Alganomics Graduates from UNC's 2010 BASE Program

Alganomics graduates from the 2010 Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (BASE) Program at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
BASE connects entrepreneurs to a range of sustainability resources—from expertise to capital—to accelerate their growth and impact. Business were chosen via a competitive process, which took place in the fall of 2009. Throughout the year of 2010, the administration of Alganomics traveled to Chapel Hill for mentorship and sustainable business resources through workshops and presentations. In February of 2011, Alganonomics was presented with a certificate of completion for the BASE Program.

BASE is one of the first business incubators designed specifically to support businesses that address the triple-bottom-line of financial profitability, social equity and environmental sustainability. The Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at UNC Kenan-Flagler created the interdisciplinary UNC program in 2008. Its goal is to develop businesses that provide environmental and social solutions that model green business practices. It aims to strengthen communities across the state by growing innovative, scalable green ventures and building the knowledge, talent and skill of North Carolinians. BASE works to ensure the firms’ long-term success by providing expertise and resources during the crucial start-up phase. It assists a wide network of entrepreneurs by providing access to business coaching, workshops and training, and a network of entrepreneurs, investors and small-business experts. The Aspen Institute’s survey, “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” ranks UNC Kenan-Flagler one of the top business schools in the world for education in this arena. To find out more about BASE visit .