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Elevator Pitch Competition

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***Congratulations to the Winners of the 2009 Elevator Pitch Competition Finals***
Judge's Choice: Biogenic Medical Devices
Audience Choice: The Produce Purity Project

Congratulations to the Track Winners of the 2009 Elevator Pitch Competition

Know It, Win It

Energy & Environment
Token Energy

Healthcare & Life Sciences
Medici Medical Technologies
Biogenics Medical Devices

Women Entrepreneurs
ImmunoDispense Pro
Optimal Surgical
IT & Media

Social Enterprises
The Produce Purity Project

Products & Services
25th Hour Media
General Nano

Elevator Pitch Competition Finals w/ Google Ventures

Friday Nov 20 @ 5:30pm, Fuqua School of Business

Spectators welcome.  Networking reception with FREE food and beverages starts at 5:30pm.
Watch Duke's most promising entrepreneurs compete for $5,750 in cash and prizes

Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Duke Start-Up Challenge Elevator Pitch Competition is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, during which millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people, to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things.

For more information, reference the Global Entrepreneurship Week website: http://www.unleashingideas.org/

The Elevator Pitch Competition runs from November 16th through 20th. Any Duke student (undergrad or grad), faculty, or post-doc can participate.

Each team gets two minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of judges.  Teams can compete in multiple tracks of the competition.   Each night during E-Week, different tracks compete for cash and prizes and to advance to the Finals event on Friday where they can win a $1000 grand prize.

Track semi-finals events are as follows (SPECTATORS WELCOME): 

 Date Track Location Detail & RSVP
 Monday, Nov 16 Undergraduate-led Startups Track

(must be led and pitched by an undergraduate)

 Bryan Center, Von Canon Rooms RSVP
 Tuesday, Nov 17 Energy & Environment Track CIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium RSVP
  Healthcare & Life Sciences Track

 CIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium RSVP
 Wednesday, Nov 18 IT & Media Track

 Fuqua, Dansby Classrooms RSVP
  Women-led Startups Track

(must be led and pitched by a woman)

 Fuqua, Lilly  Classrooms RSVP
 Thursday, Nov 19Social Enterprises Track

 Fuqua, Lilly Classrooms RSVP
  Products & Services Track Fuqua, Lilly & Dansby Classrooms RSVP

The winners from each track will advance to the big finale, the Finals:

Elevator Pitch Finals with special guest speaker Bill Maris, co-founder of Google Ventures