Snapshot: Innovation Showcase 2019

April 15, 2019

A showcase of ingenuity

The 2019 Innovation Showcase celebrate the most inventive and entrepreneurial ideas at UNC-Chapel Hill

Innovation Showcase at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Event Snapshot

The Innovation Showcase is a celebration that allows UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and alumni to present and exhibit their startup companies, social ventures and research projects. 


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Exhibitors and Presenters


Pitch Sessions


Exhibit Tables


Carolina Challenge Makeathon Finalists

Wish you could look forward to see what the next big ideas to come from UNC-Chapel Hill will be? Start by taking a look back. A quick review of the 2019 Innovation Showcase demonstrates the inventive ideas and entrepreneurial energy that Carolina students, faculty and alumni shared as part of the University’s largest annual gathering of innovators and entrepreneurs. In its 10th year, the showcase broke records and new ground. It attracted the most attendees ever and featured the final round of the inaugural Carolina Challenge Makeathon. Of course, the evening was full of the most diverse presentations and exhibits in the event’s history. Get a glimpse for yourself.   

Read event coverage:

UNC’s Innovation Showcase spotlights ideas with impact potential

(WRAL TechWire)


Innovation Showcase gives students the chance to show off their businesses

(The Daily Tar Heel)

Innovators at Carolina are passionate about pursuing research and social and commercial ventures aimed at solving a wide range of problems. The showcase celebrates their accomplishments and helps them connect with investors and entrepreneurial experts who will work with them to take their ideas even further in making an economic and social impact in North Carolina and globally.

Vice Chancellor Judith Cone
Judith Cone, vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development
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