Elon junior Oliver Goddu presents at University Entrepreneurship Summit

Leaders from more than two dozen universities and organizations took part in the program hosted by UNC-Pembroke.


Oliver Goddu, a Doherty Scholar and junior entrepreneurship major, addressed an audience of 76 participants on Feb. 24 at the 4th annual University Entrepreneurship Summit of North Carolina in Pembroke, N.C.

Goddu presented and moderated a discussion, along with UNC-Pembroke entrepreneurship student Jordan Gore, on “Best Practices of University Entrepreneurship Programs.” The Elon University Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Wake Forest University Angell Center for Entrepreneurship and UNC-Pembroke Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurship co-hosted the program.

Leaders representing 29 universities and organizations in entrepreneurship initiatives, education and research from across the state participated in networking and discussions to advance the field of entrepreneurship.

“The thought leaders of entrepreneurship education in North Carolina are committed to share our knowledge and experience with nascent entrepreneurship programs,” said Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. “This summit shares best practices, exchanges ideas, forms collaborations and develops better integrated strategies.”