GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The first Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge kicked off Tuesday at East Carolina University, with more than 120 students showcasing their prototypes, models, drawing and small business ideas.
It is a challenge generated from the ECU College of Business Miller School of Entrepreneurship.
It is one of a three-round pitch competition where students are competing to earn as much as $20,000 to jump-start their businesses.
“I changed my major from interior design to business just so I can continue to sell this and hopefully do it as like a career,” said Taylor Hicks, a student entrepreneur. “So it is really exciting, and I am just thankful for every opportunity that I have received. I am thankful for ECU having this in the first place.”
The second round is in November when students will present their pitches in front of a panel like the show “Shark Tank.”