2014 Charlotte Venture Challenge Business Innovation Competition

Are you a Shark Tank junkie?  You can learn a lot by watching others pitch their business ideas.  You can learn even more by pitching your idea yourself.  You can do this at the Charlotte Venture Challenge.

The 2014 Charlotte Venture Challenge business innovation competition, is accepting applications from early-stage entrepreneurial companies between now and March 3rd 2014 at 10pm. The Charlotte Venture Challenge competition has become the premiere start-up competition in the Southeast attracting over 100 companies in 2013.  Organized by UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte Research Institute and Ventureprise, the competition has a history of showcasing the region’s most successful early-stage companies.

There is a separate competition category for undergraduate students and one for graduate students in addition to several categories for start-ups.  To be eligible, your business must:

  • Have less than $350,000 in investment (excluding sweat equity)
  • Have less than $350,000 in revenues (excluding research grants)
  • Have your college or university located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, or Washington, DC.

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Applications Due March 3rd, 2014 at 10pm

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Mary Byerley

Mary Byerley serves in the Office of Student Success and Academic Services for the School of Business at George Mason University.
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