Scratch Made Success Week

For the week beginning April 8th, the entrepreneurial leaders at each of the seven colleges and universities will host an intercampus event or program. Events focus on entrepreneurship and encourage participation from across all of Greensboro area campuses. Events are FREE and open to all Greensboro college students!

Hosting an entrepreneurial event during the week of April 8, 2013? Submit your event information by emailing

2013 Scratch-Made Success Week Line-Up:

Startup Weekend Triad Opens to Area Entrepreneurs For Creating a Business in 54-hours

Friday, April 5th – Sunday, April 7th

Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship

Got a great idea?  On April 5-7, Startup Weekend Triad will bring together entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to participate in 54 hours of taking innovative business ideas from concept to launch.  Local CEOs, founders, and startup veterans will be on hand to provide expertise and talk about their experiences.  On Friday night, attendees will take the open mic to pitch their ideas to the group in 60 seconds or less. After groups form, the rest of the weekend will be spent formulating the most popular ideas with the help of mentors and seasoned startup entrepreneurs. By Sunday, teams will be ready to present their ideas in front of a panel of judges who will award prizes valued over $1,000 each, including free legal consulting, accounting, marketing, and support, all of which are targeted to help teams build their startups after the weekend.  Find out more at

The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever: Michael Wesch

Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he has turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed over 20 million times, translated in over 20 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and is the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities

Monday, April 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Aycock Auditorium

UNC Greensboro

Local GTCC Culinary School Alumni Discussion

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chris Blackburn, co-owner and executive chef of Josephine’s Bistro in Greensboro will give a talk at 9:30 a.m. in Koury Hospitality Careers Building, Room 234, on GTCC’s Jamestown Campus, located at 601 High Point Road, Jamestown. Blackburn grew up in the Triad and is a graduate of GTCC’s culinary program. He opened Josephine’s with co-owner Sarah Keith. Blackburn will discuss his journey in culinary, what it’s like running a restaurant and how GTCC prepared him for success.  Q&A will follow.

See an archive of the 2012 Scratch-Made Success Week Events!