15th Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge

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Southeast's largest start-up competition for investor attention and Fortune 500 customer discovery
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About

Charlotte Venture Challenge
2017 Applications Due March 10

The Charlotte Venture Challenge is a start-up competition for early-stage high growth companies. In the last four 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).

  • 112 Startup Companies Entered

  • 30 Finalists

  • 5 Category Winners

  • 8 Winners and Runners-up

27 Finalists Selected

2016 Charlotte Venture Challenge

IT & Informatics Category Winner

“Thrive GPO is “thriving” and growing thanks in part to the CVC. Since winning the Technology & Informatics Category last year Thrive GPO has added over 200 new members. Our revenue has doubled and we are expanding our technology to address the unique needs of our nonprofit members. A highlight is our new partnership with Feeding America and what we are doing to serve food banks around the United States. We are very pleased with the way our technology is helping these food banks to order the products that are unique to them,” says Founder and CEO Jill Bossi.
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