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December 2020

Become an Investor Ready Entrepreneur – Two Day Virtual Workshop

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

COST & REGISTRATION The registration fee is $95. To register, visit

MORE INFORMATION Mike Carnes (919) 515-6045

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Conscious Careers

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Yoga Pants and Dressy Tops. Mesh Shorts and Sports Coats. Loading screens and crappy headphones. Vague answers and oblivious recruiters.

Welcome to finding a job in 2020! We’re all making it up as we go...

This event is for graduating college students looking for their first full time career in a difficult, rapidly changing job market.

If you're looking for a little help with your job search, some professional advice, or just some good conversation and laughs, join us on Wednesday,...

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Challenge: Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apply by: Dec. 14

This challenge will award $500,000 over three phases to conceptualize, prototype and implement a technology solution to connect people in need of social services to those service providers. Teams, including but not limited to, health IT developers, state and community leaders in the aging and disability network, health care systems, health plans, and other tech vendors, are encouraged to apply.


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Carolina Angel Network Networking Application Due

December 18

Carolina Angel Network (CAN) has once again teamed up with KickStart Venture Services and Innovate Carolina to offer a unique opportunity for early-stage, UNC-affiliated startups. Following the success of the Fall 2020 pilot, CAN will continue to connect startups with one of the nearly 200 network members to provide specific, experience-backed advice. Moving forward, CAN will offer mentoring to companies on a biannual basis. CAN members come from all industries and a...

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mHUB Accelerated Incubation First Cohort

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apply by Dec. 21

The mHub Accelerated Incubation is a six-month, hands-on startup accelerator focused on product development and commercialization of early-stage, high-potential hardtech startups. mHUB will focus on startups building and growing demand-driven technologies.


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January 2021

Clinton Global Initiative University

January 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apply by Jan. 15

The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge. Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to: high-touch mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement events, including the CGI U 2021 virtual annual meeting hosted by Howard University.

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MedTech Innovator Competition

January 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apply by: January 15

MedTech Innovator is a highly selective and unique opportunity for startups and emerging growth companies to gain access to stakeholders across the health care industry, including investors and industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, Baxter, Olympus, W.L. Gore, Fujikura, Nipro, Edwards Lifesciences, Maxim, and Asahi Intecc. In 2021, it will award $500,000 in non-dilutive cash prizes.


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Application: Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

January 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Submit your solution by: Jan. 29, 5:00 p.m.

How can your early-stage innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems? Cisco is seeking early-stage startups who have raised less than $1M USD in investment and/or revenue at the time of submission. Teams must submit a brief application, including a 90-second video about their technology, explaining how it benefits people, society or the planet.

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Pitch: A Competition for Black Student-Founders

January 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apply by: Jan. 29

Are you building a company and looking for connections to the right investors? Do you seek community with Black entrepreneurs? Beyond the possibility of prize money, pitch is focused on delivering a robust experience for participating entrepreneurs. Expert feedback from knowledgeable investors in your industry. A right-sized cohort of entrepreneurs so you can be seen and mentored during and after the competition.

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Application: Map the System Competition

January 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apply by: Jan. 31

Join UNC and Map the System, a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social or environmental change. A finalist will be chosen from among teams competing at UNC and receive a cash prize of $500, brought to you by Innovate Carolina’s Dreamers Who Do Fund. The finalist will also have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a prestigious virtual competition organized by Said Business School, University of Oxford. Questions? Email...

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