Customer Discovery + Design Thinking Microcredential Pathway

Check out all the required and qualifying events for the Customer Discovery & Design Thinking Microcredential. Let us know if you want to add an event or see if one qualifies.


  • Complete a 5-7 minute assessment to get signed up for the program. This will help us pair you with a mentor and help us plan for guest speakers.
  • 20 Interviews, including two check-ins at the mid-point and conclusion of the interviews.
  • Check in with CEI staff member or mentor (focus on customer segments and plan of action)

Pick 1

  • Events will be added throughout the semester.

Additional Activities

  • Sign up to pitch your idea for the 49er Impact Pitch competition, part of the Charlotte Venture Challenge
  • Apply for an Internship: Sign up to work with a startup or non-profit through the University Career Center
  • Participate in Startup Weekend (during GEW)