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Thursday, November 20

5:30 - 8:00PM

Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium

The Carolina Challenge is an annual startup competition open to all UNC-affiliated individuals which awards $50K in prize money each year to the most promising early-stage ventures. 

The Challenge also hosts a variety of preparatory events and workshops throughout the academic year to educate students about entrepreneurship.

Pitching Teams:


If you’re a UNC student, staff, or faculty member with an idea you’d like to pitch, we welcome you participate in the 4th Annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party! 


Please note: this is NOT an official round of the Carolina Challenge but a pre-competition event celebrating entrepreneurship at UNC where you’ll be able to network with an impressive slew of judges/mentors and meet other students who might be interested in joining your venture team.



Submit your idea by 11:59PM on

Tuesday, November 18.


For updates and more details, please go to the Carolina Challenge website for further information.

How The Pitch Party Will Work:












To be a judge, you must be an entrepreneur, domain expert, or industry professional with at least 5 years of related work experience. 


If you’re not sure whether you qualify as a judge, please email Kris Hergert, Associate Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. We’d love to have you!



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