Monday, January 26, 2009

Invite to Wake Forest's Elevator Competition

I received an email from our friends at Wake Forest for their Elevator Competition.  You actually pitch while going up an elevator.  Duke's own Daniel Egger was involved in this competition for quite a while. 

If interested in competing, contact them directly.


"I hope the start of 2009 is proceeding well and that it continues that way.  At Wake Forest we are planning for a great business plan competition, our 10th Anniversary.  Time with friends goes very quickly.


Stan and I are hoping that a team from Duke will register this year for our elevator competition.  

There are some details below; please let me know if I can provide any additional insight.


The Elevator Competition (TEC 2009): 

Moving to New Heights


q     MBA Business Plan Competition.  TEC 2009 is in its 10th year.  It is consistently one of the best in the nation with $85,000 in cash/prizes to the winner.  This year we are opening it to all college students regardless of classification.  (Our entry to Moot Corp will be the highest ranking business plan led by an MBA.)

q     Social ENT Business Plan Competition.  Last year we opened a new bank of elevators for those of you with programs that generate interesting business plans in the social arena.  This is open to all college level students regardless of program.

Þ   We have reorganized into four “power alleys;” compete in alternative energy, life sciences, social entrepreneurship, and technology.

q     $85,000 in Awards.  The total package is among the largest of any competition. 

Þ   What to do now?  Go to  

o       Click on “Intent to Compete Form” and complete the requested items. 

o       When you are ready to complete your registration, return to the same web site and à Click on “Submit Executive Summary for Business Plan.”  Complete the items requested and upload your executive summary. 


I hope you will have both a traditional and social entry.  The experience is always great, and we would welcome your participation"

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