2022 Coastal Entrepreneur Awards


This event is SOLD OUT!

To be added to the wait list, please email Elizabeth Stelzenmuller, [email protected].

Join us in celebrating this year's winners at our annual Coastal Entrepreneur Awards Breakfast and find out who will be crowned the 2022 Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year!


Event details:

Tuesday, May 24
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.

Tickets Price
Register to Buy

Event Discussion


Tuesday May 24, 2022

7:30 AM to 10:00 AM


UNCW Burney Center

601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403