2023 Coastal Entrepreneur Awards


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

The Coastal Entrepreneur Awards 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.

Event Details:
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
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.
Lot M is located at 4941 Riegel Rd.

Ticket sales are now closed for this event. 

The 2023 Coastal Entrepreneur Award winners are:

• Film: Dark Horse Studios
• Manufacturing & Distribution: The Wall Printer
• Minority-Owned: Perfect Touch Rental & On Thyme Catering
• Nonprofit: Share the Table
• Professional Services: Essential Personnel
• Real Estate: Parastream Development
• Hospitality: Burrito Shak & Boombalatti’s
• Services: The Coastal Succulent
• Technology: Ohanafy

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

Click here to read more about each of our 2023 category winners in our special Coastal Entrepreneur Awards issue of the Business Journal.

Click here to read about the 2023 CEA Chamber Of Commerce Winners, also featured in the Business Journal.

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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Wednesday May 31, 2023

7:30 AM to 10:00 AM


UNCW's Burney Center

4941 Riegel Road
Wilmington, NC 28403