Monday, November 16, 2009

Entrepreneurship Week – Day 1 Wrap-up

The conclusion of the final pitch marked the completion of a successful beginning to an action-packed week filled with entrepreneurial energy.

After a terrific lineup of student elevator pitches, the audience was invited to vote via text-messaging for the Audience Choice Award, while the judges decided upon a Judges Choice Award.

Next, Howie Rhee from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Fuqua School of Business delivered a brief overview of the Duke Entrepreneurship Education Series, the Program4Entrepreneurs, and the Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network.

Finally, the votes were tallied and the winners announced:

For participants in Von Canon Room B
Peoples Choice Award: CarBone
Judges Choice Award: Know It, Win It

For participants in Von Canon Room C
Peoples Choice Award: Wasabi
Judges Choice Award: Wasabi

Judges Runner Up: ImmunoDispense Pro

Thanks to the efforts of the entrepreneurs, judges and audience for a successful start to an exciting week! Congratulations to all participants, and we hope to see you at the finals event on November 20th, from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at Fuqua in the Geneen Auditorium.

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