The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association drew a large crowd for the second 49er Alumni Forum, held Wednesday, May 17, at Byron’s South End. Four alumni entrepreneurs from the popular 704 Shop, Hip Hop Orchestrated, Atom Power and Pure Barre SouthPark were the featured speakers. Hosted by OrthoCarolina’s Blair Primis, the panel participated in a discussion on their successes, hardships and advice.
“The 49er Alumni Forum came to life because of the many UNC Charlotte alumni who are choosing to stay in Charlotte after graduation and start their own companies,” said Amy Jolly, assistant director of Alumni Affairs.
“We’re always looking to engage our alumni through creative and impactful ways and this event allows us to showcase the impressive talent coming from UNC Charlotte who are continually weaving themselves into the economic, social and cultural fabric of Charlotte.”
Alumniners participate in a lively discussion on small business start-ups during the 49er Alumni Forum at Bryon’s South End.
UNC Charlotte alumni entrepreneurs (left to right) Ryan Kennedy (’04) of Atom Power, Caroline York (’07) of Pure Barre SouthPark, Kia Moore (’12) of Hip Hop Orchestrated and Chris Moxley (’03) of 704 Shop.
Blair Primis of OrthoCarolina, a big supporter of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte entrepreneurial landscape, led the discussion on local businesses founded by UNC Charlotte alums.