2017 Global Finals
Chapel Hill, NC
April 7-8, 2017
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The entire event is in the McColl building of UNC Kenan-Flagler. Lots of signs will point you were to go. 300 Kenan Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
We recommend you rent a car or stay at a hotel with a local shuttle (no shuttle to airport, though). We have plenty of free parking in our business school deck and lots of signs pointing you to the event.
Many teams report that a house on AirBnB is the best way to go. For hotels, there are lots of good options nearby at every price point. Chapel Hill is a pretty small town. Anything with a Chapel Hill address (and a shuttle if you don’t rent a car) will be pretty close. We have a block at Marriott Courtyard for $144/night (deadline March 14)  and also at Sheraton for $119 (deadline March 7)

1st Place Price Sponsor



Regional Champions


To be announced April 5 at 5PM EDT.


Early commitments. This list will be changing!


(Could change some, but will likely be very similar to this)

  • Wednesday
    • 5:00 p.m.  |  Eastern Daylight Time. Teams receive pitch decks by email
  •  Thursday          
  • Friday
    •  8:30 a.m.  |  Team check-in, coffee and bagels
    •  9:00 a.m.  |  Startup Pitches
    • 10:20 a.m.  |  Morning Due diligence sessions
    • 12:20 p.m.  |  Lunch and team work session
    •  1:20 p.m.  |  Afternoon due diligence sessions
    •  4:20 p.m.  |  Team Wrap-Up
    • Evening   |  Team dinner on your own
  • Saturday   |  Team breakfast on your own
    •  9:00 a.m.  |  Written Deliverables due by email to vcic@unc.edu  (Filename “teamname.doc/pdf”)
    • 10:00 a.m.  |  ROUND 1: Investment Partner Meetings in Board Rooms
    •      Noon     |   ROUND 1: Winners Announced
    • 1:00 p.m.  |   Deadline to update term sheet (email to vcic@unc.edu)
    • 1:30 p.m.  |   ROUND 2: Negotiations, Top 6 Teams
    • 3:45 p.m.  |  Awards Ceremony
    • 6:00 p.m.  |  Networking event at Top of the Hill Restaurant hosted by UNC VCIC Fellows