Finals of the Sixth Annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge set

Six student-led teams will pitch their entrepreneurial ideas with the hopes of winning the sixth annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in Harvey Hall on the campus of East Carolina University.

More than $150,000 in cash and in-kind services are up for grabs.

The College of BusinessCollege of Engineering and TechnologyThomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and College of Health and Human Performance will be represented during the finals.

This year’s finalists showcase a diversity of ideas. Clothing, fitness, products, social enterprises and technology are all represented.

Judges for this year’s finals include:

Since the first Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge in 2017, more than 400 student-led entrepreneurial teams have competed for more than $600,000 in prizes and money to start their businesses.


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Phone: 252-328-6481

Contact: Michael Rudd, 704-996-0526,
Event Date: April 6, Harvey Hall, East Carolina University campus