2021 Coastal Entrepreneur Awards

Join us in celebrating this year's winners at our annual Coastal Entrepreneur Awards Breakfast and find out who will be crowned the 2021 Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year!

Event details:
Friday, August 6 from 7:30-10:00am
UNCW's Burney Center

$40 for an individual seat or $400 for a table of ten

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Coastal Entrepreneur Awards recognizes up-and-coming ventures in our region as well as established companies that keep innovating.

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.

The 2021 Coastal Entrepreneur Award winners are:
• Biotechnology: SeaTox Research Inc.
• Emerging Company: SmartFox Technologies
• Film: Blue Roll LLC
• Health Care: OpiAID
• Internet-Related Business: Hybrid Athlete Foundation
• Manufacturing & Distribution: SOS Life Sciences Corp.
• Minority-Owned Business: MeMa’s Chick’n & Ribs
• Nonprofit: Pender County Christian Services
• Retail & Hospitality: Topsail Steamer
• Professional Services: Genesis Block
• Technology: Vantaca

Click here to read more about each of our category winners in our special Coastal Entrepreneur Awards section in the May 7 issue of the Business Journal.


Click here to read about the 2021 CEA Chamber Of Commerce Winners, also featured in the May 7 issue of the Business Journal.

For sponsorship information, contact VP of Sales, Maggi Apel at [email protected] or (910) 343-8600 x203

Have questions? Contact Elizabeth Stelzenmuller at [email protected] or (910) 508-5723.

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Friday Aug 6, 2021

7:30 AM to 10:00 AM


UNCW Burney Center

601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403