PIRATE™ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE– Got an idea? Win money to get it off the ground!!

Information Sessions
Sept 18 5:30-6:15pm Bate 1300
Sept 19 5:30-6:15pm Bate 1300
To learn more, visit:
business.ecu.edu/msoe/pec
Contact
David Mayo, mayod@ecu.edu&PIRATE™ENTREPRENEURSHIPCHALLENGE
THE SECOND ANNUAL
ROUND 1: Oct 11, 12–2PM
ROUND 2: Nov 15, 5–7PM
ROUND 3: Feb, Date TBD
ROUND 2
Round 2 will be a 5-minute pitch followed by a Q&A period. During the pitch process,
mentors will be able to ring a bell for the participant they would like to mentor. This round
will take place Nov 15 from 5-7pm at the ECU Heart Institute. Six teams will move on the
the final round. $2,000 in seed money will be awarded.
PIRATE™ ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE
The Pirate™ Entrepreneurship Challenge is a three-round pitch competition available to any
student enrolled in the 2018/2019 academic year, as well as alumni who have an ECU enrolled
student on their team.
The Final Round prize money to accelerate winning business ventures is $15,000 going to the
grand prize winner, $10,000 to second place, and $5,000 to third place. Payment will be
delivered to the winners as they achieve pre-approved milestones.
ROUND 1
Round 1 is an open air forum for participants to showcase their ideas and ventures. This poster session is
Oct 11 from 12:00 – 2pm at the “Brickyard” between Joyner Library and Mendenhall Student Center.
Students who pass by will get three tickets to allocate to their idea (or ideas) of choice. Twelve teams will
be selected to move on to the second round based on student popular vote and input from ECU college
representatives. $2,000 will be awarded.
ROUND 3
The final Round 3 will be held during National Entrepreneurship Week in
February and will be held in the Murphy Center. Six finalists will present a
five-minute pitch followed by a five-minute Q&A. A keynote speaker will
address the finalists. A panel of university and community entrepreneurship
leaders will select winners.
T H E C OMP E T I T I ON
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business.ecu.edu/msoe/pec
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