2020 Coastal Entrepreneur Awards


We're proud to announce the 2020 Coastal Entrepreneur Award winners!

If there ever was a year to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit, 2020 is it.

Winners were selected in eleven categories and this year in particular the judges considered the unprecedented conditions all businesses are operating under.

The CEA's are a joint effort of UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal to shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs in the Cape Fear region.

Companies and nonprofits in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties are eligible for the awards.

And the winner's are....


2020 Chamber of Commerce Winners:

Click here to read more about each of our category winners in our special Coastal Entrepreneur Awards section in the July 17 issue of the Business Journal

Meet and interact with the 2020 Coastal Entrepreneur Award winners at 1 Million Cups Wilmington. This is a new group to our region that connects entrepreneurs and the community.

Date: Starting July 29th through September 30th 
Time: Every Wednesday | 9-10am on Zoom

Click here to learn more about 1 Million Cups and register to receive event updates.

For sponsorship information, contact Publisher Rob Kaiser at [email protected] or (910) 343-8600 x204

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Jul 17, 2020 - Jun 8, 2020