Do you have an idea for a startup company? Tell us your business idea, and earn a chance to win $50,000! Along the way you'll receive support for getting a business idea off the ground.
Last year we had over 100 Duke student teams, and 50 Duke alumni teams compete.
All Duke students (as well as postdocs and medical residents) are eligible for the prize money. Alumni, Faculty, and Staff are also welcome to participate, but will not be eligible for the prize money. They will, however, receive feedback and support.
Want to compete? All it takes is a startup idea, and some time to put your idea down in writing. Participation in the fall events is *not* required.
The most important thing is to just write down your idea and submit it! If you want to go above and beyond, we suggest you refer to Guy Kawasaki's thoughts on Executive Summaries. Also, check out executive summaries from past competitors.
Note: Participation in the Elevator Pitch Competition in November 2011 is not a prerequisite to participate in the Executive Summary competition.