Carolina Challenge 2012


Intent to Compete deadline


Competition Organizer

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Other
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible

At least one member on each team must be a student, faculty or staff member at the University of North Carolina. Teams must enter in one of several tracks - Scientific, Social, Technological, Traditional. 

Important Dates

The deadline to submit Intent to Compete forms is January 20, 2012. The Elevator Pitch round will take place on February 7, 2012. Semi-finals will take place on March 20, 2012, and finalists must turn in their final round submissions by March 26, 2012. The final round of competition will take place on March 31, 2012

Competition Prizes

Last year, $37,500 in prize money was awarded. The top prize was $15,000

Other Info

Activities for this business plan competition span the academic year, beginning in the fall with recruitment and team-formation activities to attract the best ideas and demonstrate the value of participating in and winning the competition.