The final deadline for the Duke Start-Up Challenge is this October 30, 2014 at 11:59pm
Over $100,000 in prizes for all Duke students.
Student Competition Prizes
$50,000 Grand Prize (open to all Duke students)
$20,000 Best Undergraduate-led team
$5,000 AARP Foundation Prize for best project helping low income seniors
We also offer $10,000 in prizes in the separate Open Competition for alumni, faculty, staff, and student teams with non-student ideas.
In February, the top 60 student teams will be invited to create a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
During the summer, we offer $5,000 summer stipends for the top 7 teams (eligibility: Duke students must be working full-time on the startup over the summer with an intention to continue after the summer).
· Submit your Idea Summary (see samples) on our competition page
· Learn more about the Duke Start-Up Challenge
· See some of the videos from last year's competitors (and two years ago)
· Watch the Grand Finale Event with Max Hodak '12 from September 2014
· Read interviews with this past year's Finalists
· Twitter: @dukestart
· Follow us on Facebook
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Ready to dream bigger? Win $1,000,000 in seed capital from the Hult Prize Foundation!
Will you be the next $1.0 million winner? It is with great pleasure that we invite you or someone you know to participate in the 5th annual Hult Prize. This year's President's Challenge will tackle another global social challenge, as student teams of five will come together from around the world to take on the Global Healthcare Crisis!
Network with Global Leaders and Win a 1-year Membership to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). We have created the world's largest and most influential community to help you! Regional Finalists will get to pitch their start-up infront of world class judges, mentors and advisers. Each of the regional winning teams will receive a one year membership to the Clinton Global Initiative.
HULT PRIZE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM--Each regional winning team will move to an intense, summer accelerator program where your winning idea will become real. World-class mentors, market testing and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources are a few of the features that will help you with rapid prototyping and scale.
GET STARTED TODAY!!! Follow these five easy steps:
1. Form a team of 4 to 5 people from your college or university (interdisciplinary teams encouraged).
2. Download the case study and challenge question.
3. Select one of the six cities (Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai or Sao Paulo).
4. Prepare your team's statement of purpose.
5. Upload your team information including: resumes and statement of purpose via the application form.
You may apply by second application deadline (by November 18) or by final application deadline (by December 17).