The 2010 Investor Pitch Finals Event opened with a packed auditorium filled with Duke students and lots of energy. After personal introductions by each of the judges, host Shalav Gupta opened the stage to the first investor pitch finalist competitor, Colucci DANZA – a unique, new approach to ballet shoes that are ergonomically and stylistically designed.
In addition to Colucci DANZA, the lineup of investor pitch competitors for the evening consists of:
MicroPower – Developers of an ethanol-powered microengine designed for consumer electronics.
Wasabi – Ushering in a new era of fast casual dining through made-to-order sushi offered at reasonable prices.
Rhexis – Creators of a disposal surgical instrument that improves the accuracy and reliability of cataract surgery.
Curvit – A creative new way to utilize the internet to organize and facilitate resume building.
Green Wave Sciences – Seeking to develop solutions to agricultural crop pestilences through the use of electromagnetic radiation.
The Progress and Purity Project – Aims to facilitate the empowerment of native Afghan women through microfinance, handicraft fair trade, and food sanitation.