Triple Impact Challenge

Sponsored by the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership


The Triple Impact Challenge is a competition where Elon student teams present their solutions to a particular problem in the world or present their ideas for starting a business venture. Problems can range from clean water in third world countries to recycling in residence halls to a lack of distribution for local artists. Teams research their chosen issue and present their solution or business opportunity to a panel of judges.

Culmination Event

Spring 2015

Benefits of Student Participation

  • Engage in a challenge
  • Connect with professionals in the field the student is interested in pursuing
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Add value to the local community

Pitch Details

During the culminating event, teams will showcase solutions during a 5-minute presentation with university leaders, alumni and students. Judges will measure potential impact and prizes will be announced.


1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200



Kevin O'Mara, Executive Director, Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
(336) 278-5929 |

Scott Kelly, Coordinator of Student Entrepreneurship
(336) 278-5967 |