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Program from 10/1/2009 Kickoff Event & Match Night, including descriptions of companies that pitched and team members they are looking for.

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    Kickoff Event & Match Night Program Kickoff Event & Match Night Program Document Transcript

    • Kickoff Event and Match Night Schedule 6:30 - 7:00 Networking & Refreshments 7:00 – 7:15: Introduction of the Duke Start-Up Challenge 7:15 – 8:15: Idea Pitches 8:15 – 9:00 Team Formation Networking Sponsors Page 1 Duke Start-Up Challenge 2009-2010
    • Key Dates for the Duke Start-Up Challenge Nov 16 – 20: Elevator Pitch Competition • Monday, Nov 16 @ Bryan Center, Von Canon Rooms -Undergraduate Track • Tuesday, Nov 17 @ CIEMAS, Schiciano Auditorium -Healthcare & Life Sciences Track -Energy & Environment Track • Wednesday, Nov 18 @ Fuqua, Lilly and Dansby Classrooms -Women Entrepreneurs Track -IT & Media Track • Thursday, Nov 19 @ Fuqua, Lilly and Dansby Classrooms -Social Enterprises Track -Products & Services Track • Friday, Nov 20 @ Fuqua -Finals (Winners from each Track) with special guest Bill Maris, co-founder of Google Ventures January 12: Executive Summary Competition "A 10 page summary of your business idea" February 18: Finalists Revealed April 16: Duke Start-Up Challenge Finals "A 10-minute investor pitch to a live audience" Page 2 Duke Start-Up Challenge 2009-2010
    • Listing of Startups Looking for Teammates Rules: 3 minutes per pitch, 1 slide allowed Some startups are not pitching but have asked to add their information in the listing below. AdStream; Advertising software - In the same way companies buy advertising space in a newspaper or magazine, on tv, and on a website, AdStream is a multimedia software that allows users to sell space on their own personal computer screens to interested companies. Team Needs: Specifically those interested in IT and media advertising, market research, Web design and software development, but will openly consider team members from all backgrounds who are interested in business development. Team focus is a top priority.. Contact: Andrew Joiner at aaj13@duke.edu AtomFan, Inc. - AtomFan combines fantasy sports and high quality video, creating the next generation of sports media. AtomFan's proprietary technology allows the end user to search for video by its underlying statistics, creating custom highlight reels to follow your favorite team or to research the actual performance of an athlete or team and freeing the end user from the decisions of an editor or TV crew. AtomFan lets you watch what you want, when you want it. The company has already filed patents on the idea and has created a demo showing proof of concept. Team Needs: AtomFan needs programmers and IT experts capable of building a content-heavy website. Programming skills needed would be in Flash/Flex, or other languages capable of *searching* video and spooling the output to a website. Experience working with high-volume web applications is a plus. The company's founders have expertise in IP management, business development, and managing small companies. Contact: Marc Sedam at marc.sedam@atomfan.com Don’t forget – the Elevator Pitch Competition is from Nov 16-20. Any student can participate. Also, you’ll be able to see Google Ventures co-founder Bill Maris speak and judge at the Finals event. Catchafire - Just as eHarmony has developed a patented Compatibility Matching System to match singles looking for love, Catchafire's vision is to make it easy for every nonprofit to access pro bono services and for every professional to volunteer their skills in a meaningful way. Our technology platform merges an intelligent matching algorithm with powerful web 2.0 tools to create more accurate and relevant skills-based matches and harness the power of a community of socially minded professionals. Team Needs: Catchafire is looking for developers who have experience with PHP, Apache, mySQL, and Linux, as well as individuals with marketing & communications expertise (specifically with online social media strategies). Contact: Debbie Chou at ddc10@duke.edu. Page 3 Duke Start-Up Challenge 2009-2010
    • Cell Seeding Technology - Coating medical devices with blood cells to prevent body from rejecting implant and reduce clotting and other complications. Team Needs: Legal and medical expertise. Contact: garrett.muramoto@fuqua.duke.edu and sharon.kaplan@fuqua.duke.edu (not presenting) Charge - battery swap model for electric vehicles in developing markets - Contact: Remya Narayanaswami at rn27@duke.edu College Pro - College Pro is a service that provides high school students with college students who will advise them on the admissions process, lasting throughout the four years of high school. Now, more than ever, colleges are tougher to get into, and high school students shouldn't wait until half way through junior year to start creating their resumes. Contact: Scooter Boggs at ecb20@duke.edu DateU - DateU.com is an interactive matchmaking website geared towards college students in North Carolina. Team Needs: Marketing, Finance, Legal, Website. Contact: Lauren Coleman at lnc7@duke.edu Duke Craiglist (working title) - We have an idea to create a craigslist-like trading website that focuses on student trading of the textbooks for Duke courses. Contact: Min Kim at mk45@duke.edu Did you know we have a weekly Entrepreneurship Education Series? Check out www.dukeDEES.com for the list of speakers. Next week, 10/8 is Venture Capital 101 with Mitch Mumma eCIRK - eCIRK will provide a centralized, electronic database for immunization records. By utilizing the eCIRK platform, schools can easily manage large number of student vaccination records electronically. Individuals can access data securely with a click of a mouse. Team Needs: We already have a team of 6 people. Now, we need someone with website/programing and legal background.. Contact: Shal Chowdhury at shal.chowdhury@duke.edu Energy Reducers - High R value R45 compact insulation 3" thick. All existing insulation min 12" for same R value. Product has been developed and is patentable. Fits 2"x4" construction. meets all building code requirements. significant reduction in cost for same R Value. Existing manufacturing capacity available. 12 to 18 monthto market Contact: Robert T Gunn at bobgunn@mindspring.com Event Maps: evtmaps.com - We provide mobile device optimized maps and schedules for conventions and other large events. Team Needs: Salespeople. Contact: Andy Ewing at andy.ewing@duke.edu GiftSpaces - Giftspaces is a website designed to coordinate gift-giving, especially for Christmas and birthdays. Team Needs: Need one other MBA to help with elevator pitch and business plan. Also, need undergrad CS majors to take part in the creation of a product by building out current bare-bones website.. Contact: Simon Li at simon.li@duke.edu Green Build Catalog - Website providing architects, building contractors, and homeowners with analysis of 'green' building products. Products will be evaluated on environmental impact, cost, and Page 4 Duke Start-Up Challenge 2009-2010
    • quality/usability, and the site will have shopping cart functionality for purchasing. Contact: Justin Acciavatti at jja90@hotmail.com health care IT / media / technology - interactive technology by which people can utilize all information relative to their personal health in order to live healthier lifestyles and prevent disease. NOT webmd, NOT a website Team Needs: Computer Science / Programming, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Sales people, medical advisor. Contact: Kevin Chen at ksc10@duke.edu iLife123 HomeNet - A low cost, plug and play home wireless network solution to bring existing smart devices online with minimum modifications. A practical approach to build greener smarter homes. Contact: Beibei Lu at ncolive@gmail.com Intelligent Irrigation Solutions - Using advanced sensor technology, combined with localized weather forecasts and a precise evapotranspiration model, we can optimize existing irrigation systems to reduce water use 20-40%. Team Needs: - Marketing, especially investigating new markets, Website development for marketing site and core product, Sales. Contact: Johann Klemmack at johann.klemmack@fuqua.duke.edu Last year’s Duke Start-Up Challenge Grand Prize winner took home $25,000 in prizes. Get your team together and make sure you compete this year. There are also prizes for each of the Tracks. KBRT - At KBRT, we are developing a knowledge-based software solution that implements optimization algorithms and machine learning approaches to improve the treatment planning process for thousands of community hospitals and cancer clinics, so that radiation therapy is more efficient, consistent, accurate and safe. Team Needs: website, finance, marketing. Contact Vorakarn Chanyavanich at vorakarn@gmail.com Language Maintenance Company - Implement a variety of creative strategies including: planning events, reaching out to local companies, setting up concerts, etc. to aid in the process of maintaining language skills even after a person has returned to his or her native country. Team Needs: Website, Finance, one or two business partners.. Contact: Scott Goldman at scott.goldman@duke.edu Linkademy, Inc. - Linkademy is a research-based networking website that encourages collaboration between students and faculty. In addition we try to bridge the gap between industry and academia, allowing students to find more applicable job opportunities based on their research experiences. Team Needs: Programming. Contact: Rhut Vasavada at rhut.vasavada@duke.edu Medici Medical Technologies - Medici Medical Technologies provides a medical device solution to treat urinary incontinence. Team Needs: Web Design or FDA regulatory process experience would be helpful. Contact: Joe Knight at joe.knight@duke.edu Page 5 Duke Start-Up Challenge 2009-2010
    • MyFoodProfile - Online portal where user enters his food preferences (spice level, allergies etc) & restaurants use that info to serve/suggest/customize dishes Team Needs: . Contact: Ashish Jain at ashish.jain@fuqua.duke.edu Nelson Pharma - Phosphocitrate (PC) is a physiological inhibitor of calcium crystal deposition, a common consequence of aging, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, mechanically abnormal valve function, certain types of osteoarthritis, and chronic renal insufficiency. Calcium deposition causes stroke, amputation, ischemic heart disease, and significantly increased mortality. Potential PC applications focus on surface modification to prevent calcification of implants and provision via hemodialysate, as well as drug uses. The autobahn to market is provision of PC via hemodialysate, an unusual device. Team Needs: Marketing, market analysis. Contact: Deanna Nelson at dnelson@nelsonrx.com new development - develop new initiation for on board imaging devices Team Needs: . Contact: Fang- Fang Yin at fangfang.yin@duke.edu Trying to get a handle on all the different entrepreneurship offerings at Duke? Check out www.EntrepreneurshipAtDuke.com OpenArms - We have built a board that can measure any movement in muscle contractions. Our goal is to market this product to the video game market to give the user a more accurate, immersive experience. Our open-source technology should be used to improve neuroprosthetic research. Team Needs: Marketing, Finance, Legal, Engineering, Website, Programming, Team Players. Contact: Rish Sinha at rish.sinha@duke.edu Perfect 12 Essay - Perfect 12 is a way to connect students and tutors to help students improve scores on the SAT essay section. Team Needs: Programming, Marketing. Contact: Chirag Vasavda at chirag.vasavda@duke.edu phased-array antenna - Looking for someone who have special interesting on sensing/radar system. Team Needs: Marketing, Engineering, Writing, Team Players. Contact: lin wang at lin.wang2@duke.edu Process Exchange - A recipe sharing site for research labs. Team Needs: Marketing, Programming, Legal Contact: Andy Ewing at andy.ewing@duke.edu Sticks and Stones - We aim to swap the empty mesh of waste bone for carbon and then wash away the calcium in an acid bath, leaving a cheap but effective porous carbon material that can be used in batteries. Team Needs: Chemist, Website, Business-oriented person familiar with feasibility models. Contact: Kenneth Gould at kenneth.gould@duke.edu Strike a Match - Team Needs: . Contact: Myles Recny at mkrecny@gmail.com Page 6 Duke Start-Up Challenge 2009-2010
    • Token Energy - Software which displays real time information on energy usage to residents in order to affect their behavior and lower energy consumption. Team Needs: Computer science (website development), Legal, Electrical Engineering, Strategy/Finance (writing the business plan). Contact: Andrew LeBlanc at Andrew.LeBlanc@duke.edu VoraciTee - VoraciTee is a non-profit apparel venture that strives to combine design and social activism into one medium (currently t-shirts). Team Needs: Finance Director - must have experience with and/or willingness to learn accounting software.. Contact: Alex Zhang at amz7@duke.edu 25th Hour Media - Solution for turning news and blog content into audio podcasts for mobile consumption, leveraging a human-powered network. Team Needs: iPhone development, general programming, market research and product development. Contact: Nick Sehn at nick.sehn@duke.edu General Nano - Spinning carbon nanotubes (lighter and stronger than steel) into electrically conductive thread for use in multiple industries. Team Needs: Electrical/Software Engineernig. Contact: Andrew Simon at als71@duke.edu Next Steps • Get your FREE copy of Business Plan Pro • Drop your “business card” in the red box on your way out Join us next week at DEES – VC 101 Event • Mitch Mumma – InterSouth Partners • Thursday 10/8, 6pm • Davis Room + HCA Auditorium (right next door) Network! • Out in the mallway • Idea pitchers to congregate by their track table Page 7 Duke Start-Up Challenge 2009-2010
    • Elevator Pitch Competition, Nov 16-20th In 2008-2009, we gave away $2000 in prizes at the Elevator Pitch Competition! Prizes will be awarded to the following • Overall Elevator Pitch Winners of the Functional Tracks • Healthcare & Life Sciences • Information Technology & Media • Energy & Environment • Social Enterprise • Products and Services Winners of the Special Interest Tracks • Undergraduates Only • Women Entrepreneurs You can participate in one Functional Track and one Special Interest Track More Information at: www.dukestartupchallenge.org Page 8 Duke Start-Up Challenge 2009-2010