Directly after the final student-led pitch, the judges were ushered into a private room to decide upon their choice for the Judges Choice Award. Simultaneously, the audience was invited to participate in the Duke Start-up Challenge’s live text-message voting system. Their votes were tabulated electronically to decide the Audience Choice Award.
Following impressive remarks from the judges pertaining to the overall strength of the entrepreneur’s pitches, the votes were tallied and the winners were announced:
For Participants in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Track:
People’s Choice Award: Biogenic Medical Devices
Judges Choice Award: Medici Medical Technologies
The winners of the People’s Choice Award and the Judges Choice Award will be allowed to compete at the finals competition on Friday, November 20th at the Fuqua School of Business.
Thanks to the efforts of the entrepreneurs, judges and audience members for a successful Healthcare & Life Sciences Track competition. Congratulations to all participants, and we hope to see you at the finals event on November 20th, from 5:30pm – 9:00pm at the Fuqua School of Business.