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2016 Charlotte Venture Challenge

Welcome, to the 2016 Charlotte Venture Challenge. If you have not logged in before, please click the REGISTER button and follow the instructions. If you have already registered, please log in using your email address and password. 

Register and submit your application for the opportunity to: 

  • Compete for Prize Money 
  • Present to southeast angel and venture capital investors
  • Present to Fortune 500 corporate tech scouts, innovation executives and venture development executives seeking innovative opportunities 
  • Connect with mentors, entrepreneurs, investors and the Charlotte Venture Challenge Alumni community
  • Get feedback

The Charlotte Venture Challenge business innovation competition, is accepting applications from early-stage entrepreneurial companies in the following categories

  1. New Energy and High Technology – Description: Advanced, clean and sustainable energy, Biotech and other high tech companies including materials sciences, aerospace, etc. 
  2. IT and Informatics – Description: Computer software, information systems, computer hardware, Health IT, SAAS, financial technologies, web applications and informatics. 
  3. General  – Description: Innovative consumer products and services including inventions, unique retail models, specialty consumer services, consumer apps, internet of things, and other similar companies. 
  4. Graduate Student Ventures – Description: Early-stage grad student (Masters and PhD) companies as defined in category eligibility section. 
  5. Undergraduate Student Ventures – Description: Early-stage undergrad student companies (All team members are undergraduates) as defined in category eligibility section. 

Please review the eligibility requirements at Charlotte Venture Challenge Eligibility and review the application at Charlotte Venture Challenge Apply. The competition is open to students and companies located in NC, SC, VA, TN, GA, and D.C. that meet the eligibility guidelines.  

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