SC Innovates Pitch Competition College of Charleston School of Business

Innovation is a major key to entrepreneurial success, and it will be the name of the game at the first-ever SC Innovates Pitch Competition in November. The College of Charleston School of Business is partnering with more than a dozen South Carolina colleges and universities to spotlight students with promising business and social enterprise ideas during the state-wide contest.

CofC student-entrepreneurs will join their peers from across the Palmetto State as they pitch their business ideas to compete for $8,000 in cash prizes — all in the name of this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week taking place Nov. 16 – 22.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of innovators who think outside of the box and bring ideas to life. Each November, the week’s 35,000+ events and activities reach millions of people in more than 170 countries. The week is celebrated annually at the School of Business through the School’s Center for Entrepreneurship. The center is the primary point of contact for entrepreneurship development at the College of Charleston. It supports students across all disciplines in developing an entrepreneurial mindset through experiential activities and resources.

Student teams participating in the competition may consist of one to three members enrolled in at least one credit at a South Carolina college/university during Fall 2020. Teams must pitch a new, independent student venture.

Up to 15 semifinalists will advance to the virtual finale on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

For questions, contact Dave Wyman, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, at