Athgothon 2015 took place at the World Bank in Washington, DC from August 12 – August 14. Participating teams had three days to develop a startup idea. After the forum came to a close, concepts with the most potential were awarded first, second, and third place prizes. Duke I&E’s Social Entrepreneurship team selected five students to attend this year’s forum.
Ivonna Dumanyan, one of I&E’s Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs, was part of the first place team, Gusto Gum. The team created an iron-infused gum and was awarded $3,000 for their first place finish.
Liz Colavita, a member of our DukeEngage Detroit program this summer, was part of the second place team, Round Up. The team’s venture was intended to facilitate integrate donations and positive impact into their daily. The Round Up team was awarded $2,000 for their first place finish.
Are you interested in learning more about Athgothon? See http://www.athgo.org/athgothon2015