Entrepreneurs need more than cash. Seahawk helps them identify a large scalable problem that they can uniquely solve based on their experience and to create a model to implement the solution. Seahawk provides the time and talent and finds the treasure, when necessary, to turn these nascent ideas into high-growth, innovative, traded-sector businesses.
Seahawk Innovation has a relationship with the UNCW Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and supporting organization to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. As part of this symbiotic relationship, the UNCW Research Foundation is a special limited partner in Seahawk Innovation and provides Seahawk Innovation access to substantial resources in the form of world-class physical, intellectual and human capital assets. This ground-breaking arrangement offers a unique model for other universities around the nation to emulate. Seahawk Innovation’s physical presence in a suite of offices within the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is just one beneficial example.
Seahawk Innovation companies are actively managed by our partners, principals, entrepreneurs in residence, or select limited partners. When at all possible, the companies share facilities with Seahawk Innovation at UNCW’s CIE. This hands-on approach, when coupled with the right funding at the right time, maximizes the ROI potential for each entity. An active group of prospective investments is already active at the CIE under Seahawk Innovation’s guidance.