The Charlotte Venture Challenge (CVC) will showcase 39 finalists selected from more than 100 startup competitors located throughout the Southeast and introduce these emerging companies to investors, corporate executives, and the business community, Thursday, May 1.
The 2014 Challenge has the largest number of entries than any other year and is poised to draw the most corporate community engagement to date. The competition winners will be decided by an investor vs. corporate customer showdown. Competition categories include consumer products and services, life sciences and biotechnology, IT & informatics, new energy and high tech, undergraduate student ventures and graduate student ventures teams. Finalists will present their businesses and answer questions from panels of investors and corporate executives and a winner will be chosen by each panel.
Three College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty will be celebrated for their teaching excellence during an awards event on Monday, April 28 at 2:30 PM in Cone University Center 210.
The award winners are: Stanley Schneider, Biology, the inaugural recipient of the College’s Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award, which recognizes a tenure-track faculty member; Daniel Boisvert, Philosophy, recipient of the Full-time Lecturer Award for Teaching Excellence; and Rodney Stringfellow, Languages and Culture Studies, recipient of the Part-time Lecturer Award for Teaching Excellence.
"We invite the entire UNC Charlotte community, as well as the broader community, to join us as we hold up these faculty members for their teaching excellence," said Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. "These faculty members bring creativity, dedication and energy to the classroom, benefiting our students, their colleagues and the University."