Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge

Announcing the First Anual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Competition is open to all ECU students (from any major) seeking to start or expand a business.

ECU alumni are also eligible to compete on student teams.

Grand Prize - $12,500

2nd Place - $5,000

3rd Place - $2,500

Registration Deadline October 2nd.

Competition Begins October 17th.

  • Round 1 - Oct. 17th - 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    On the mall between Bate and Joyner Library
    Open air showcase, Poster Session
    12 Teams Selected
  • Round 2 - Nov. 15th - 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Mendenhall Great Rooms
    Mentor Pairing , 5-minute Pitch, 3-minute Q&A
    6 Teams Advance
  • Round 3 (Final) Feb 22nd - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    Harvey Hall
    5-minute Pitch, 5-minute Q&A
    Top 3 Winning Teams Announced

Contact David Mayo at mayod@ecu.edu or call the Miller School at 252-737-6763.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/PirateChallenge

Wednesday, November 15 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

More dates through February 22, 2018

ECU Main Campus 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27858

Event Type

University, Exhibition, Seminar/Symposium


College of Education, Research & Grants, Entrepreneurial Initiatives, College of Business

Target Audience

Students, Alumni



Contact Name

David Mayo

Contact Phone Number


Contact Email



Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the event.

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