Congratulations to our Winning Teams from the

2019 Carolina Challenge Pitch Party!

This year we had 115 student teams pitch, hosted over 250 judges, and gave away 15 prizes amounting to over $5000.

DissolveTex  – Dine-N-Dash – PURE – Purple – Let’s Chat About It – DataBucks – Vector Rideshare – MLDY Music

Be Cool – Veera – Acta Solutions – Durham Volunteer Doulas – Shearless – CARD Program

 Read more about the experience in the DTH & Learn more about each winner

Upcoming events:

Carolina Challenge Makeathon Match and Mingle Networking Night

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 BLUE Community (Carmichael Dorm)  

If you are excited about joining the Makeathon this year but aren’t sure where to start, this event is for you!  RSVP Here

The Team Match and Mingle Event is for students who:

  • Are new to everything making and/or entrepreneurship but want to get involved!
  • Have an idea or product, but need 2-4 teammates to help develop the idea (Reminder: Makeathon rules specify that teams must consist of 3-5 student members)
  • Already have a small team and momentum on a product or venture, but need additional teammates or skills on their team

This event will give you the opportunity to meet others who are just starting out with similar interests as you, and/or introduce you to existing teams who are open to adding new members with your skillsets! We will help facilitate activities that will help you get to know the other attendees on a deeper level quickly (and provide the snacks to chat over), then we’ll leave it to you to continue the connections and submit your application for the Makeathon by January 15, 2020 with your teammates.

In the meantime, check out details about the Makeathon at makeathon.unc.edu and sign up for our virtual teammate finder form to help aid in-person connections at the event!

Past events:

#Fails and Fake ID’s (1)

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 • BLUE Community (Carmichael Dorm)  

Customer Discovery is the key to turning an idea into a sustainable product or service. In this interactive session, we’ll get out of our comfort zones and talk to people around campus to practice how to conduct quick interviews and collect the data you need to take the next step on your project or idea. Discover how being okay with failure and failing fast can help you avoid common mistakes many entrepreneurs make. Note: This same workshop is being offered on October 7th. MORE

#Fails and Fake ID’s (2)

Monday, October 7th, 2019 • BLUE Community (Carmichael Dorm)  

Customer Discovery is the key to turning an idea into a sustainable product or service. In this interactive session, we’ll get out of our comfort zones and talk to people around campus to practice how to conduct quick interviews and collect the data you need to take the next step on your project or idea. Discover how being okay with failure and failing fast can help you avoid common mistakes many entrepreneurs make. Note: This same workshop is being offered on October 6th. MORE

Building a Good Team + Challenge Networking Night 

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 • BLUE Community (Carmichael Dorm)  

Are you interested in participating in the Carolina Challenge Pitch Party (Nov. 7, 2019) or Carolina Challenge Makeathon (Jan 26-Feb 8, 2020), but still need to develop your idea or team? And/or are you curious about how to build or work on a solid team in any career you pursue? If yes, then this is the event for you! In this session, KF Professor of Organizational Behavior, Shimul Melwani, will lead us in an interactive activity to build a solid team followed by food and networking! MORE

Carolina Challenge Pitch Party Practice  

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 • BLUE Community (Carmichael Dorm)  

Learn how to perfect your pitch from Communications Professor Tim Flood. He will teach you about the elements of a good pitch and techniques for public speaking! This workshop will help you shine at the Carolina Challenge Pitch Party! MORE

Carolina Challenge Pitch Party  

Tuesday, November 7th, 2019 

The Carolina Challenge is the premier entrepreneurship event at UNC. Every year, dozens of student teams pitch their ideas to over 250 judges at our Pitch Party in hopes of winning prize money to fund their ventures. This year we have a special keynote speaker, Amy Nelson, CEO of Venture for America joining us! Sign up to pitch or judge the competition from 5-8 pm at the Blue Zone! Please make sure to check your eligibility here.

 


We want YOU  at

January 26 – February 9, 2020

Learn more and apply at makeathon.unc.edu