Elevate has a mission to elevate entrepreneurial excellence through an annual faith-based business plan competition among national Christian colleges, universities, and fellowships.
Our vision is to elevate and mobilize a generation of entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders to work for the good of others (Genesis 2:15), use God-given gifts (Romans 12:6-8), and multiply God’s resources (Luke 19:11-27) for God’s purpose and Kingdom.
Elevate invites 4 teams from all over the United States to compete against each other at the National Finals. They will compete for a $50,000 grand prize in Silicon Valley, CA at this event in Spring 2017.
2016 Winner - Disease Diagnostic Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 Winner - Sokowatch, University of Chicago
Keynote speakers for ELEVATE 2016 inlcuded an update from ELEVATE 2015 winner Daniel Yu, Founder and CEO of Sokowatch as well as an entrepreneurship panel with Enoch Hawande - Founder and CEO of All Virtuous, Holly Liu - Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer of Kabam and Andrew Laffoon, Co-Founder and CEO of Mixbook.
ELEVATE 2016 Judges :
George Arabian - Co-Founder, Steelhead Ventures
Rebecca Choi - Chief of Staff, Defy Ventures
Adam Metcalf - Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Zeemee
Charlena Ortiz - Founder, Grit and Virtue
Ken Perez - VP Health Care Policy, Omnicell
2017 Speakers and Judges are to be announced.
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