Duke Students Place 1st and 2nd at Athgothon 2015

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11896496_10153578140789292_3354813257830992158_oAthgothon 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.

11894056_10153578157524292_1961471192738494697_oLiz 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.


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