Business briefs

Apr. 04, 2013 @ 06:23 PM

InCube Demo Day to be today

DURHAM – InCube, the residential program for student-entrepreneurs at Duke University, will hold a demonstration day today.

The InCube Demo Day will showcase the work of the students in the program who are working to launch start-up businesses.

The program will run from 5 to 7 p.m, in the classroom at the American Underground, at the American Tobacco campus.

Duke Start-up Challenge to be Thursday

DURHAM – Thirteen teams of entrepreneurs behind ideas for new start-up businesses are slated to pitch their businesses Thursday in the 14th annual Duke Start-Up Challenge.

The winning team earns $50,000 in prize money, according to a news release. The challenge is open to the public, and will be in the Geneen Auditorium at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

 “This year, we drew in approximately 120 Duke startup teams and connected them with over 500 judges from Silicon Valley to Singapore to Dubai,” said Howie Rhee, managing director of Fuqua’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in a news release.

The top three pre-selected teams will each deliver an eight-minute investor pitch in front of a live audience, and will answer questions from judges, the release states.

The remaining 10 teams will deliver one-minute elevator pitches.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. The event is being livestreamed on Duke University’s YouTube website.