Hurry! Charlotte Venture Challenge is Accepting Applications

CLT. Venture Challenge 28# 5-1-13

The CVC is accepting applications for the competition until March 3rd (10:00 pm deadline) and officially kicks off next Tuesday, February 18, with the start of a series of learning Workshops.


February 18, 2014

There is an Orientation Workshop for all teams being hosted by Ventureprise and being held in the new PORTAL building on UNC Charlotte Campus.   This workshop is not mandatory to enter the competition, but offers an excellent introduction to all things related to this year’s Charlotte Venture Challenge.


March 3, 2014

Charlotte Venture Challenge applications due by 10:00 p.m.


March 25, 2014

Charlotte Venture Challenge Finalists Announced


April, 2014

Series of Finalist Workshops.  The workshops are not mandatory to enter the competition but are an excellent resource for competitors to develop their application and prepare well for the finals.


Judging for Finalist’s Written Submission
You will be asked to submit a revised written application to be judged prior to the finals.


Pitch Preparation Sessions
Practice your Pitch!


May 1, 2014

IDE Showcase and CVC Finals
The CVC finals begin on the morning of May 1st with each finalist first making a presentation to an audience of investors and next, making a presentation to an audience of potential customers (Executives from Fortune 500 Corporations).

The day will feature an Innovation-Driven Enterprise Showcase with various networking opportunities, presentations, speakers and a grand finale awards session and reception.

Past corporate participants include corporate tech scouts, innovation executives, and venture development executives at Lowes Inc., Electrolux Inc., Wells Fargo Inc., Belk Inc., Duke Energy Inc., MasterCard Inc., Husqvarna Inc., Ingersoll Rand Inc., SPX Inc., Bank of America Inc., Microsoft Inc., Flextronics Inc., Midrex Inc., Areva Inc., Carolina Healthcare Systems, and many others.

Past investor groups include Grotech Ventures, Idea Fund Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, Sunbridge Partners, T2VC, Hatteras Venture Partners, 8 Rivers Capital, Upstate Angels, IMAF West, Blue Ridge Angel Network, NJ Angels, 460 Angels, Wilmington Angel Network, IMAF Charlotte, IMAF Cape Fear, Virginia Angel Network, Angel Capital Group, Piedmont Angel Network, Family offices group and many others. 


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