Events

Annual Chancellor’s High School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

Friday, April 28

The eighth annual Chancellor’s High School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition is presented by the University of North Carolina Wilmington in partnership with Chancellor Aswani K. Volety and the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Also known as YEPex (Youth Entrepreneurship Program Experience), the program offers a year-long opportunity for high school thinkers, dreamers and innovators to explore their inner entrepreneurial spirit.  

The competition process begins Jan. 13 with a business plan and video pitch submission. The 2023 timeline is outlined below: 

Registration Opens: January 13 
Preliminary Round Submission Due: March 10 
Finalist Announcement: March 24 
Pitch Practice with CIE mentors at YEPex April Meetup: April 20 
Final Competition: April 28, 10 a.m. to noon, Kenan Auditorium  

See uncw.edu/hscompetition for more information. Weekly updates and announcements will be posted to the CIE Facebook page.