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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 3rd 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 Midnight on

Sunday, November 16.


We'll let you know if you're idea has been accepted to pitch by Monday, November 17 at 5pm.

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 Carrie Harbinson, Program Manager at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UNC Kenan-Flagler. We’d love to have you!


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