Sport Court

Got an innovative idea to change the sport industry?
Thanks for your interest in 2nd annual Carolina Sport Court

sports14The competition is a “Shark Tank” for local and budding entrepreneurs in the early or ideation stages of companies that operate within the $500B+ world of sport, wellness, and fitness. In particular, we feel that this opportunity will help increase exposure for all companies in schools and departments that may not recognize the extent of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Carolina.

All full-time undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty from accredited universities are eligible to apply. Reviewers from the Kenan Institute’s Center of Sport Business and Analytics will select 8-10 companies that will be invited to pitch in front a panel of judges on Friday, February 17, 2017 in the McColl building (Room 2250) at Kenan-Flagler Business School. Cash and new venture counseling will be awarded as prizes!



Please contact Timothy McLoughlin, if you have any questions


Monday, January 2, 2017 Application Cycle Opens
Friday, January 27, 2017
(11:59 p.m.)
Application Cycle Closes
Monday, February 3, 2017 Invitation Day (8-10 companies invited)
Friday, February 17, 2017
(2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Pitch Day


Apply now!


'Shark Tank'-Style Events in NC Fuel & Fund New Sports Startups



Carolina Sport Court is presented In partnership with Wasserman Foundation.

Center of Sport Business

Our commitment is the enthusiastic embrace of entrepreneurship teaching, scholarship, strategic planning, innovation, and economic development in the sport industry.