Compete in the 2016 Charlotte Venture Challenge

Compete for Investor & Corporate attention

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

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Noro-Moseley Partners

Providing leading entrepreneurs with energy, connections and expertise to build world-class companies.

Bull City Venture Partners

Bull City Venture Partners is a venture capital firm investing $250k to $2 million in Software and Internet Companies.


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

  • 2015 Competitors

    112 Startup Companies Entered

  • % Selected Finalists

    30 Finalists

  • Category Winners

    5 Category Winners

  • Cash Prize Awardees

    8 Winners and Runners-up

2015 Finalist

Charlotte Venture Challenge 2015 Finalist
IT and Informatics
ShomoLive is a web based platform that streamlines and automates the booking of events for local musicians and venues.
Health IT & Biotechnology
StethoBarrier strives to improve patient safety and satisfaction by providing innovative hygiene products to healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
BlueCell Energy
New Energy and High Tech
Bluecell Energy is developing a low-cost, large-scale battery technology to provide energy storage services to the electric grid.
Spinal cord stimulation medical device company. We are focused on patient first innovation.


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