Duke Start-Up Challenge 2010



Competition Organizer

Duke University

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Each team must have at least one participating, current Duke student. No businesses generating revenues of over $50,000, or that have received institutional funding, are allowed to compete.
Important Dates

Entries are due February 10, 2010. The finals take place on April 8, 2010 at Duke University with the Grand Finale awards event on April 16, 2010.

Competition Prizes

Grand prize $25,000 cash plus office space. Each track winner receives $1,000 cash plus services.

Other Info

The competition consists of an Elevator Pitch competition, Executive Summary competition, and Investor Pitch Competition. On March 24th, 2010, 35 semi-finalists will make 15 minute investor pitches  in front of a closed door panel of judges. The panel of judges will provide feedback, and will select one finalist and one runners-up per track to compete in the finals. There are five functional tracks and two special interest tracks.