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Charlotte Venture Challenge Accepting Appplications

February 18, 2016

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Applications for the 15th Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge (CVC) business innovation competition are being accepted. The competition is open to early-stage and student ventures from the Southeast. Applications are due March 3.

The competition culminates on April 19, 2016 at the beautiful North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. The event will feature finalist pitches to investors and corporate innovation executives for the chance to win cash prizes, speakers and a networking reception.

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Update 2015 Competition Winners:

Student Ventures Winner CommuniGift (UNC Chapel Hill) raised a seed round from Charlotte angel investors and founder Thomas Doochin had this to say… “CVC was a rare opportunity to pitch alongside many seasoned entrepreneurs… It was fantastic to immerse ourselves in a community outside of our network at UNC Chapel Hill.”

Grand Prize Winner General Graphene raised an $8.7 million seed round from CVC judge Eric Dobson of Angel Capital Group who said, “CVC is always a highlight for the year. At last year’s show, we met the company that would become our largest investment in our history. That kind of networking is invaluable to both the investor and entrepreneurial communities of Charlotte and across the Southeast!” 

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