The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the UNC School of Law are partnering this fall to give the best STEM Innovators from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds from around the country an opportunity to pitch their innovations to a diverse group of local and national venture partners committed to helping promising new businesses gain the support they need to become successful.
The iNClusive STEM Innovation Pitch Event will provide an opportunity for 20 select innovators to pitch their upcoming projects to a room of venture capitalists, angel fund investors, and experienced entrepreneurs. An award accompanied by a significant monetary prize will be given. In addition, feedback on your pitch presentation, consultation time with legal experts, and networking opportunities.
This event is aimed at creating space for underrepresented minorities in the STEM entrepreneurship space. This will be an equitable and exclusive entrepreneurial Pitch Event for STEM Innovators from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Learn more and register
Complete the Pitch Competition registration and application (select "Pitch Presenter" at registration and answer questions on follow-up page).
Come prepared: Four applicants from each category will be selected to pitch during the main sessions. However, everyone will be able to participant in panels and roundtable sessions with our legal experts, business coaches, experienced entrepreneurs, and investors.
The winning team(s) will be announced on October 11th at the Inclusive Innovation STEM Pitch Event.