Friday, April 16, 2010

Welcome to the Duke Start-up Challenge Grand Finale Event!

This is the event everyone’s been waiting for. Tonight, the winners of the 2010 Duke Start-up Challenge will be crowned and the $25,000 grand prize will be awarded. The evening begins with a keynote address from legendary Duke entrepreneur, Aaron Patzer, founder and CEO of Mint.com. After an inspiring round of investor pitches led by Duke student entrepreneurs, the evening will crescendo into a time for the audience to select their choice for the winner of a cash award and when the winner of the $25,000 grand prize will be revealed.

Tonight marks the conclusion of months of preparation by aspiring entrepreneurs across Duke’s campus. Completing live on stage at the Fuqua School of Business, 13 of the best start-up company teams will deliver their one-minute elevator pitches with hopes of winning the grand prize.

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