After a full evening of investor pitches by each of the 7 competing teams, the judges addressed the audience with a series of critiques and observations centered on venture investing. Next, they retreated to a private room to deliberate over their choice of a winner. The winner of the 2010 Duke Start-Up Challenge Investor Pitch Finals will be revealed during the final event of the year – the Grand Finale.
The Grand Finale will be held on April 16th at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and will feature a special appearance and address by Duke Alum Aaron Patzer ’02, Founder and CEO of Mint.com. In the fall of 2009, Aaron’s company was purchased by Intuit in an incredible $170 Million acquisition.
At the Grand Finale, the winning team of the 2010 Investor Pitch Competition will be crowned and the grand prize package of $25,000 will be awarded. All Duke students, post-docs, faculty and staff invited to attend. See you at the Grand Finale!