2022 Coastal Entrepreneur Awards


Thank you for attending the 2022 Coastal Entrepreneur Awards!

Stay tuned for details on the 2023 CEA programming...

Congratulations to our 2022 Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year, Apiture!

2022 Event Details:
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
7:30-10:00 a.m.
UNCW's Burney Center

Parking details: Free parking is in Lot M. For directions and more parking info click here.

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

To reserve your seat, click here or visit the 'Buy Tickets' tab above. 

The 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.

Click here to read more about each of our category winners in our special Coastal Entrepreneur Awards section in the May 6 issue of the Business Journal.

Click here to read about the 2022 CEA Chamber Of Commerce Winners, also featured in the May 6 issue of the Business Journal.

The 2022 Coastal Entrepreneur Award winners are:

• Biotechnology: Renaissance Fiber
• Emerging Company: Portrett Pharmaceuticals

• Film: Honey Head Films
• Health Care: Clarity Counseling
• Health Care: MyPeriodPal
• Manufacturing & Distribution: NC Lumber & Supply
• Minority-Owned Business: Elaborate Outings - Luxury Picnics

• Nonprofit: Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Center
• Retail & Hospitality: Clean Eatz
• Professional Services: Cape Fear Solar Systems
• Technology: Apiture

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

For sponsorship information, contact [email protected] or (910) 343-8600 x212.

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

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Tuesday May 24, 2022

7:30 AM to 10:00 AM


UNCW Burney Center

601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403