Winning team of Carolina Pitch Party poses with award money. Photo courtesy of William Sweet.

Carolina Pitch Party gives students opportunity to jumpstart ideas

For an assignment in a business class, junior William Sweet came up with the idea to create a cold compression sleeve for people recovering from ACL injuries. His idea won the fourth annual Carolina Challenge Pitch Party, which took place on Nov. 8 as part of the annual Carolina Challenge, a venture competition that gives students and faculty the opportunity to win funding for their idea. Sweet and his group received a $400 award toward the creation of a prototype.


Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School was established in 1919 and renamed in 1991 to honor two prominent American business families and benefactors — Mary Lily Kenan Flagler and her husband, Henry Morrison Flagler.

Kenan-Flagler is consistently ranked among the best business schools in the world. Over 32,500 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni live in more than 80 countries. The faculty are known for evidence in both research and teaching.

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Year in Review: Business school fee proposal

In September, the Kenan-Flagler Business School proposed a plan that would raise the cost of attendance for undergraduate business students by charging a new fee of, eventually, $3,000 per year for business majors.