Duke Startup Challenge 2010 Elevator Pitch Competition


Track semi-final events take place Nov 4 - Nov 10



Competition Organizer

Duke University

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
Any Duke student (undergrad or grad), faculty, or postdoc can participate. 
Important Dates

Track semi-final events track place from November 4, 2010 to November 10, 2010. Winners from each track will advance to the Finals on November 12, 2010.

Competition Prizes

$1000 grand prize.

Other Info

Each team gets one minute to pitch their idea to a panel of judges. There are five functional tracks (i.e. tracks corresponding to industry areas) and two special interest tracks. Each participating team can compete in up to three tracks; one functional, and two special interest tracks. The tracks are:

  • Energy & Environment
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Information Technology & Media
  • Products & Services, Social Enterprises
  • Undergraduate-led Startups (special interest)
  • Women-led Startups (special interest)