49er Challenge

Pitch Your Social or Business Idea for Cash and Other Prizes
November 13, 2018

49er Challenge 

This semester Ventureprise will be partnering with a student organization, HultPrize at UNCC to expand our pitching competition, the 49er Challenge. We will be welcoming different pitch categories; including social ideas, social ideas that address the Hult Prize (Youth Unemployment), business and innovation. 

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship that brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative is the world’s largest student competition and crowd-sourcing platform for social good, and has been funded by the Hult family since its inception in 2009. This year, Hult Prize chose Youth Unemployment as the competition theme that will focus on developing an idea for 10 million young people within the next decade. To learn more, visit www.hultprize.org.    
 
We will be offering cash prizes, mentoring and other services for the winner. The Hult Prize category winner will be advancing to the next phase of their competition. We are welcoming all students with ideas they would like to pitch. 
 
Categories:
We want to know a little more about your idea! 
Do you have an idea about how to solve Youth Unemployment? Click here to fill out the Hult Prize application.
Do you have a social or business idea? Click here to fill out the 49er Challenge application.
 
Questions? Feel free to email us: 
Sahithi Meduri vmeduri@uncc.edu
Laura Smailes lsmailes@uncc.edu
 
 
Dates to remember: 
Competition: Tuesday, November 13th
 
Pitch Workshops: Tuesday, October 30th 5:30pm     PORTAL, Room 242
                                Monday, November 5th 6:30pm   PORTAL, Room 242
                                Can't make either of these workshops? Let us know
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Laura Smailes with any questions: lsmailes@uncc.edu