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.
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:
- Vern Davenport (MBA ‘81) – partner, QHP Capital
- John May (’93) – managing partner, CORE Industrial Partners
- Sonja P. Nichols – president and owner, Southern Lion, LLC
- Grant Smith – former Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge winner
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.
Contact: Michael Rudd, 704-996-0526, email@example.com
Event Date: April 6, Harvey Hall, East Carolina University campus