[HTROCSC-Ann.] Fwd: Enter Harvard's ELEVATE Pitch Competition by Sept 22

Joyce Yang jyang at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 6 23:52:58 EDT 2010


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From: Monica Lee | Elevate Pitch Competition <summit-pitch at haaaa.net>
Date: Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 9:35 PM
Subject: HTROCSC INVITE - Enter Harvard's ELEVATE Pitch Competition by Sept
22
To: Joyce Yang <jyang at fas.harvard.edu>




Per our invite below, I'd love to see ELEVATE Pitch contest entries from you
and HTROSC members. Submitting an entry shouldn't take long and the contest
is open to anyone, but one principal team member must be a *Harvard
Asian*student, alum, faculty member or staff member.

And since *ELEVATE's entry deadline is soon* --  *Wednesday 9/22*, could you
help us get the word out to your group and friends via email, postings and
announcement at your next meeting?  I can supply a short text version of the
event, if needed.

We and the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance look forward to receiving
some great entries from you all.
Best,
Monica Lee '88 (MIT Sloan MBA '97)
ELEVATE Pitch Chair | 415-990-1606

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*IN HERE:*

   -

   *Enter the ELEVATE Pitch Competition by 9/22 -- Great Ideas Win 25K in
   Prizes*
    -

   *CNBC's Melissa Lee Joins Judging Panel for ELEVATE's Live Pitch Finals
   on 10/16; Hosts Harvard's "Entrepreneurship Exposed" panel on 10/17*

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 *Enter the ELEVATE Pitch Competition By Sept 22 to Win 25K*

*Are you Harvard's next great business mogul, nonprofit visionary or
creative genius?*

   - Got a lucrative *business idea or invention*?
   - A *smart solution* to a societal or environmental problem?
   - A future hit *novel, album, TV pilot, film or screenplay* in the works?

 Pitch your ideas in the ELEVATE Pitch
Competition<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?65ca46bea9e7ef51096be199a4739fa9>
to
win 25K in cash and prizes! * *Any IDEA or nascent venture is eligible --
not just tech startups.

The best entries exemplifying game-changing *Creativity*, *Innovation* or
potential for social *Change* will also win  *mentorship lunch
meetings*with notable alumni CEOs, venture capitalists, and executives
whose
invaluable advice can help take your vision to the next level.

*HOW TO ENTER:*

   -

   *Submit* your idea via our short online
form<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?80395a25cccb181ffd314445183c4805>PLUS
a BASIC 2-minute video pitch
    -

   *Finalists* will deliver 8-minute live pitches to win  (slides are
   optional)
    -

   *Eligibility:* Open to teams of 1-5 people; 2 entries max per person
    -

   *Required*: 1 principal team member must be a Harvard Asian student,
   alumnus, faculty member or full-time employee at any Harvard school
    -

   *Entry Deadline*:   *Wednesday, September 22, 2010*
    -

   *Live Pitch Finals*: *Saturday, October 16, 2010, *on Harvard campus


 For full ELEVATE details, plus finding/joining a team, visit *
summit.haaaa.net/pitch<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?460bb159824d9124e3850f19c008818b>
*

*So be bold.  Be persuasive.  Submitting your pitch costs nothing.

The opportunities you might gain as a result?*  *Priceless.*
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 *CNBC's Melissa Lee to **Judge ELEVATE's Pitch Competition Finals at
Harvard Summit; Will Also Host "Entrepreneurship Exposed" Panel*

Catch MELISSA LEE
'95<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?df5b172769dabeba77f1c84c1ffc452e>,
CNBC's host of "Fast Money" IN PERSON at Harvard!

On October 16, Melissa, the former Crimson Editor, and 5 other distinguished
judges presiding over the *ELEVATE Live Pitch Competition
Finals*<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?460bb159824d9124e3850f19c008818b>will
award cash and prizes valued at $25K to Harvard's best game-changing
IDEAS and early ventures in business, social enterprise and the creative
arts & entertainment.

On Sunday, October 17, don't miss Melissa when she moderates the Harvard
Asian American Alumni
Summit<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?65ca46bea9e7ef51096be199a4739fa9>'s
"*Entrepreneurship
Exposed*<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?3ed0f220fb558c1202a1d48bcca5e8a9>"
brunch panel. Hear candid stories from ELEVATE judges and venture
capitalists about their experiences as startup founders and investors.
Afterwards, panelists will lead roundtables by industry to share advice on
launching, funding, and surviving today's climate.

Enter <http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?460bb159824d9124e3850f19c008818b>the
ELEVATE contest  today and
register<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?2cbb5a79539d7182b5acd6763005c544>for
the Summit.  Meet and hear from more than
* 25 dynamic Harvard Asian executives* involved with ELEVATE as judges,
speakers and mentorship lunch donors, including:

   -

   *Danny Chun* '02, Head Writer of NBC's "The
Office<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?2cbb5a79539d71822aab5cd71c9f487b>";
   "The Simpsons"
    -

   *Ellen Pao*, JD '94, MBA '98, partner,  Kleiner Perkins Caufield &
Byers<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?6870dcfc307627c41b199a54e4710ada>
    -

   *Joe Park*, MBA '04, HarperCollins
Digital<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?751cb7bb6b5b49ed5589a7e30a382eb9>SVP;
Kozmo.com founder
    -

   *Gilman Louie*, AMP '97, Alsop Louie
Partners<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?05181e23a6c675e845eb320a047b1d5e>;
   Tetris/gaming pioneer; ex-CIA VC
    -

   *Stephen Chao* '77, MBA '81,
WonderHowTo<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?e5ece4a8af333019d6b6fdfde0eb68d3>CEO;
Fox reality TV pioneer
    -

   *Nicole Chang* '89,
DFS<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?1a132b39196babb044cce7dd9e50d2ee>Global
Business Development; Asia luxury market expert
    -

   *Richard Chin* '88, MD '94, CEO OneWorld
Health<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?0bc418ebaaf6346e59d8a52cc7de9950>,
   the first US nonprofit drug firm
    -

   *Zen Chu*, Wyss Accelerator
Fund<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?68fc6f1771b9d5f921a97e5ca74bc65e>,
   Harvard Medical School OTD (biz dev)
    -

   *Richard de Silva* '94, MBA '00, Highland
Capital<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?48fce2de3195fc0b247bfa95a7ba3037>;
   ex-Washington Post reporter
    -

   *Sheila Lirio Marcelo*, MBA '98, JD '99,
Care.com<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?2c782eaf2b390571f3220c9d0e0fa946>CEO
    -

   *Gideon Yu*, MBA '99, Khosla
Ventures<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?85a4cd7ccd81235574772dbf06ad4556>;
   past YouTube & Facebook CFO

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*ABOUT THE CONTEST*

The  *ELEVATE Pitch
Competition*<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?460bb159824d9124e3850f19c008818b>,
whose mission is to foster Asian entrepreneurship and creativity, is held in
conjunction with the *Harvard Asian American Alumni
Summit<http://app.cooleremail.com/c.pl?65ca46bea9e7ef51096be199a4739fa9>
* (HAAAAS) at Harvard, October 15-17, 2010.  The Summit will bring Harvard's
Asian and Asian American alumni, students, faculty, and staff, from all
years and schools, for the first time to reconnect.  This Asian community is
one of the largest and fastest-growing segments of Harvard's alumni
population -- Harvard College alone has 6,000 Asian graduates.

The Summit's program lineup includes a Faculty Club Keynote lunch with *Obama
Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu, JD '91*, networking events and panel discussions
from Harvard's many accomplished Asian alumni across business, politics,
science, medicine, law, philanthropy, media, and the arts.  Don't miss the
ELEVATE Pitch Competion, a Film Fest of alumni movies, and a master poker
class taught by *professional poker player Bernard Lee '92, ALM '94*, who
has earned over $1.35 million in career winnings.  Sunday's brunch event
with the "*Entrepreneurship Exposed*" panel is catered by award-winning *chef
Joanne Chang '91*, who se sticky buns won a "Throwdown with Bobby
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  *ELEVATE Sponsors & Supporters: *
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   *Supporting Harvard Organizations:*
   Harvard Alumni Association
Harvard South Asian Alumni Alliance
Harvard Association of Asian and Asian American Faculty and Administrators
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Asian American Association
Asian American Business Association
Asian American Brotherhood
Chinese Students Association Harvard GSAS Chinese Students & Scholars
Association
Harvard Asia Law Society
HBS Asian American Alumni Association
Korean Students Association
 Organization of Asian American Sisters in Service
South Asian Association
Taiwanese Cultural Society

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