Elizabeth Basnight


Elizabeth Basnight

Elizabeth Basnight is the Manager of the Entrepreneurship Technical Assistance Program (E-TAP) at NCGrowth. She received her bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. As a student, she studied in Paris, navigated a solo Spanish-learning trip through Central America, and received a grant from the NC Fellows Program to run a surf camp for girls in Nicaragua. She has worked on a risk-reduction program for drug users in Cambodia and for Planned Parenthood in Chapel Hill. Her desire to engage students and her drive to support entrepreneurship education led her back to UNC where she served as internship director for the Minor in Entrepreneurship. In her role with NCGrowth, she has worked with dozens of businesses across industries and all over North Carolina. She also co-runs a farm and agritourism business at Cane Creek Farm in Saxapahaw, NC.


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