Carolina Challenge

2016 Carolina Challenge Finals April 7th @ 6pm

Open to UNC undergraduate students

Apply: 2016 Carolina Challenge Application Link

DEADLINE to apply is Feb. 15th at 11:59pm

After the Mon Feb 15 deadline, the Carolina Challenge Team will be in contact with you on or before Mon Feb 22 regarding the semifinal round.

Other UNC innovation competitions to check out: TBD

Other non-UNC innovation competitions to check out: $1.5 million Rice Business Plan Competition deadline Feb 19th! Competition Links; Vodafone Americas Foundation, deadline February 22, 2016 at 11:59pm PST. Award Amount: 1st place $300,000; 2nd place $200,000; 3rd place $100,000:; Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank Cupid’s Cup: – deadline Jan 5, 2016; 2016 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition: If you or someone you know has innovative ideas about how to improve teaching and learning, please apply to the nation’s leading business plan competition for a chance to win over $125,000 in cash prizes.  Applications will be accepted on our Competition website through Tuesday, February 23, 2016:

Thank you to all the judges and student teams that supported our 2015 Carolina Challenge Pitch Party! Over 100+ teams and 85+ judges were in attendance on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at The Blue Zone, 5:30-8:00pm.  The top teams were (alphabetical order): Carolina Conscious, Honey Sphere, InForm Athletics, Kesho, LineLeader, MissDevelopIT, StudenTrak,  Statera Pharmaceuticals, StoryLine, Unisource, & Virtual Kinetics

Watch the Carolina Challenge Pitch Party from Nov 19th @ 5:30pm below:

Deadline expired!   Thank you for applying to the  2015 Carolina Challenge Pitch Party.






Check out who participated last academic year!

2015 Carolina Challenge Competition:

What a year! Thank you to 100+ teams that competed, we hope to see you and new ventures this Fall 2015 for the Carolina Challenge Pitch Party!

Past Events:

Thurs 3/26/15: Carolina Challenge Finals @ The Carolina Inn, 5:45pm-7:45pm

Congratulations to our winning teams! We awarded 22 team prizes, an all-time record!

For-Profit: 1st) OpenOceans; 2nd) Buddy’s; 3rd) Legal Stats; 4th)WolfRam Innovations; 5th)Felony Fantasy League; 6th)Thrill Financial; 7th)Morphood; 8th)Appetite; 9th)Clutch Lotion; 10th)Lobostim

Social/Non-Profit: 1st)Succeed; 2nd)Seal the Seasons; 3rd)Native Beverage Company; 4th)Easy Meals; 5th)SinoTelescope; 6th)Sonder Market

Alumni/Faculty/Grad/Staff: 1st)Tom and Jenny’s; 2)U Connection; 3rd)SIRS Vision; 4th)Stetho Barrier; 5th)Bounty Miner; 6th)Volumetric

Watch the replay:

Wed 3/4/15: Semi-Finals @ Kenan-Flagler Business School, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Congratulations to our teams advancing to the Finals!

For-Profit: Buddy’s, Felony Fantasy League, Legal Stats, OpenOceans, WolfRam Innovations

Social/Non-Profit: Native Beverage Company, Seal the Seasons, Succeed

Alumni/Faculty/Grad/Staff: SIRS Vision, Tom and Jenny’s, U Connection

Thurs 2/12/15: Elevator Pitch Round @ 1789, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Congratulations to our teams advancing to the semi-finals!

For-Profit: AdBreakTV, Almond Horchata, Appetite, Buddy’s, Clutch Lotion, Felony Fantasy League, Legal Stats, Morphood, Nervana Biomedical, OpenOceans, SlimmerMe, TrendMotions, Trill Financial, WolfRam Innovations

Social/Non-Profit: Amplify, Easy Meals, Global Tar Heel Project, Native Beverage Company, Seal the Seasons, Sino Telescope, Sonder Market, Succeed, TES

Alumni/Faculty/Grad/Staff: Bounty Miner, Invisi Armor, Model Earth, Road Amico, SIRS Vision, Stetho Barrier, Tom and Jenny’s, U Connection, Volumetric

Competition orientation slides from 2/5/15 below:

02-05-2015 Carolina Challenge Information Session

Thank you again to the 100+ teams and 75+ judges who participated in Pitch Party at the Kenan Stadium Blue Zone. Replay of the entire evening below.

Carolina Challenge Live Webcast link

Thank you to over 65 teams that applied for the 2015 Carolina Challenge! We look forward to meeting you during the competition.

DEADLINE CLOSED for the 2015 Carolina Challenge!

2015 Application Link