Who's it for?
UNC Charlotte students who have a business idea that they would like to receive advice and mentoring on while being given a chance to earn startup money.
What problem does it solve?
One of the most challenging parts of being student entrepreneur is the lack of experience that they have. With that lack of experience, it can be challenging to raise startup money.
How does it help?
The Charlotte Venture Challenge will have student entrepreneurs develop business ideas that they would like to fund. Participants will be put in front of a live audience and a panel of judges to gain experience in pitching.
The competition has a history of producing and showcasing some of the Southeast’s most successful early-stage companies. In the last three years, over 300 start-up companies entered the competition for the opportunity to present to potential investors, first customers, and the chance to win over $150,000 in cash prizes. During the final rounds of competition, the finalists present to Angel and Venture Capital Investors and large potential customers (Fortune 500 Corps).