UNC Charlotte Five Ventures Business Plan Competition 2011


Executive summaries due



Competition Organizer

UNC Charlotte, the Charlotte Research Institute, the Ben Craig Center and the Office of Technology Transfer

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

The contest is open to ventures headquartered in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, and to students enrolled in accredited universities, colleges and community colleges in the same geographical area. Companies must be early stage (less than $350,000 in cumulative revenue)

Important Dates

Executive summaries are due on March 1, 2011. Finalists will be announced on March 18, following a round of semi-finalist presentations. The final round of the business plan competition will take place on April 14, 2011.

Competition Prizes

The 2010 Five Ventures Business Plan Competition awarded $7,500 in prizes, with the top prize in each category being $1,000.

Other Info

There is a $75 application fee for non-student teams.

The 2011 business plan competition will consist of two distinct categories: 1) Student Ventures and 2)For-Profit and Social Enterprise Ventures.

A series of workshops will be offered to all competition participants.