College Student Takes Second At Entrepreneurial Challenge

Matt McCall, right, takes second place and $5,000 at the inaugural Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Matt McCall, a senior in the College of Engineering and Technology, took second place at the recent inaugural Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge. For more information about the event, click here.

At the challenge, McCall had a five-minute session where he pitched his company, Beyond Tutoring, to statewide and regional entrepreneurs who served as judges. His efforts paid off, and he walked away with second place and a $5,000 cash prize. Matt and Beyond Tutoring were one of seven teams to compete in the challenge.

The Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge is the signature pitch competition of East Carolina University’s College of Business and its Miller School of Entrepreneurship. The challenge began in October 2017 with 57 teams competing for cash prizes, then 12 teams moving on to the second round in November. Third-round finalists were paired with individual mentors who helped the student teams develop their business concepts.

Beyond Tutoring, LLC, helps veterans get better grades with one-on-one tutoring.