The Charlotte Venture Challenge business innovation competition, formerly known as Five Ventures, is accepting applications from early-stage entrepreneurial companies. The Charlotte Venture Challenge is the region’s premier business plan competition, organized by UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte Research Institute and The Ben Craig Center. For the first time, prize money to be awarded to the winning companies will top $100,000.
The competition includes a series of five workshops for registered firms beginning on Wednesday, February 1. Over the course of three months, participants will learn about opportunity assessments, receive mentoring and connect with other entrepreneurs. The high-stakes finals and awards will be held on Thursday, April 19.