A full line-up of start-up pitches concluded with a hearty congratulations to all entrants by Carolyn Nohejl, the presiding host for the evening. Directly after the final pitch, the judges gathered privately to decide upon the recipient of the Judges Choice Award. Simultaneously, the audience was invited to participate in the Duke Start-up Challenge’s live text-message voting system. Within minutes, votes were tabulated electronically to decide on the People’s 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 Women Entrepreneurs Track:
People’s Choice Award: ImmunoDispense Pro
Judges Choice Award: Optimal Surgical
A big congratulations to all contestants in the Women Entrepreneurs Track of the Duke Start-up Challenge!! The winners of the People’s Choice Award and the Judges Choice Award will be allowed to compete at the finals competition on Friday at the Fuqua School of Business. In addition to demonstrating superb passion, presenters in also exhibited an intricate knowledge of their start-up concept ideas.
Only 1 day left until the Start-up Challenge finals event on Friday, November 20th, at the Fuqua School of Business. See you there!