The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship

Who we are for

The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship is for the problem-solver, the creator, the agent for social change. Our students come from different walks of life, a spectrum of perspectives and can be pursuing any major on campus--because what we know is that all students with the desire to innovate can be successful in our program.

Common Process

Our program was founded on the understanding that there is a common process for the realization of new ventures, ideas and concepts. Regardless of whether those ventures are startups, social enterprises, artistic endeavors or even growth within existing companies.


As an interdisciplinary program in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences we encourage students to think and act entrepreneurially in product-design, tech creations and intrapreneurship. Students who are a part of our community and complete the academic course requirements will have a unique skill set that will make them competitive in the 21st century job market.

Shuford Program Alum and CEO of Purcardo, Jeff Caudill, Summer 2018

Shanghai, Summer 2018

Senior students enjoy Al's Burgers, Spring 2018

Triangle Summer Filter Easy visit, 2018

Senior Send-off at Sutton's, Spring 2-18

Student and Alumni Mixer, Spring 2018

Study Away Program Boot Cam, Spring 2018