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The Carolina Challenge held its finals last night at UNC, where 12 teams were voted on and announced, taking home a combined $50,000. The winner of the Alumni Track, and $5,000 was Sanitation Creations, a long time client of The Barnes Law Firm. The over-all winner was Betty’s Better Breads, taking home the $15,000 grand prize. Resound Magazine, finished second in the Commercial Low-Tech track, winning $2,500. Houston Barnes has been working closely with both Betty’s Better Breads and Resound for awhile now.

“With Betty’s Better Breads, Resound Magazine, and Sanitation Creations all winning money… companies that I have and continue to work closely with took home over $22,00o from the Carolina Challenge,” said Houston Barnes. “That made for a really special night!”

Learn more: http://www.carolinachallenge.org/


Full list of 2013 Carolina Challenge Winners

Betty’s Better Breads — 1st Place — $15,000

Healthy Girls Save the World — 2nd Place — $10,000

GoPhish — 3rd Place — $5,000

Sanitation Creations — Alumni Showcase — $5,000


Carolina Challenge Track Winners

CellBreaker — 2nd Place— Commercial High-Tech ($2,500)

No Sweat Iontophoresis — 3rd Place— Commercial High-Tech ($1,000)

Resound Magazine — 2nd Place— Commercial Low-Tech ($2,500)

The Batchery — 3rd Place— Commercial Low-Tech ($1,000)

urSwim — 2nd Place— Faculty/Staff/Alum ($2,500)

Jobbertunity — 3rd Place— Faculty/Staff/Alum ($1,000)

MosoWear — 2nd Place— Social/Sustainable ($2,500)

MEDScheme — 3rd Place— Social/Sustainable ($1,000)



The Barnes Law Firm, PLLC, is a North Carolina-based boutique law firm focused on serving individuals as well as startup and established businesses throughout the Triangle region and the state at large. The firm was founded in 2011 by Houston Barnes, an attorney and business strategy consultant with a diverse legal and business background, including consulting for a Fortune 500 company and serving as counsel for a number of startup entrepreneurial and emerging growth businesses. The Barnes Law Firm serves businesses in various sectors including technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, retail and small business, and franchises. Its practice areas include corporate formation and startups, general business and corporate law, real estate, licensing and corporate partnering, corporate counseling, government relations and more. Additionally, The Barnes Law Firm works with clients as business partners, helping companies succeed in all areas of business development ranging from inception to growth and expansion. For more information about The Barnes Law Firm, visit http://www.barneslawnc.com.

By: Houston Barnes