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Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Brochure
This new Duke I&E brochure outlines our plans for making Duke University a national leader in innovation and entrepreneurship education, research and translation.Learn More
Ajmera Appointed Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Duke
DURHAM, NC - Maya Ajmera, who founded the non-profit Global Fund for Children while a graduate student at Duke, has been appointed the university’s first social entrepreneur in residence.
Ajmera will engage with all levels of the Duke community in social entrepreneurship and help create a learning environment that inspires and prepares future social entrepreneurs who can turn knowledge into action. The appointment, by Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, is effective for…Learn More
Tobacco Road Rapproachment
A recent issue of ID8 Nation, an online magazine presented by entrepreneurship.org, featured an exploration of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Triangle region of North Carolina. In this video included on the site, Eric Toone, Director of Duke I&E, talks about the importance of both innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke.Learn More
Duke’s StartupConnect Attracts Distinguished Guests, Hundreds of Attendees
Students interested in careers in innovation and entrepreneurship had the opportunity to network and learn from more than 20 startup employers during the inaugural StartupConnect event held February 20, 2014, at Gross Hall. The event, which was open to Duke students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, as well as invited guests from UNC, provided students with an understanding of the characteristics employers seek, as well as a realistic view of the job market and possible career…Learn More
StartupConnect, Duke’s inaugural startup career fair, brought more than 20 startup employers and 250 students together for networking on Duke’s campus. The event, open to Duke students as well as invited guests from the UNC Minor in Entrepreneurship, began with a panel discussion featuring Duke alumni who advised students about pursuing careers in entrepreneurship. The panel discussion was followed by a vibrant networking event, exposing students to opportunities not typically presented at…Learn More
Duke Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Faculty Learning Institute
Wednesday, May 7th, 10:00am-3:00pm (location TBA)
Are you interested in learning more about social innovation and entrepreneurship and potentially incorporating these areas into your teaching and work?
Please join us for a one-day workshop hosted by Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) for Duke faculty who are interested in learning more about the dynamic fields of social innovation and social entrepreneurship and exciting efforts underway across the university…
Matt Nash to teach new course Social Innovation PUBPOL 290.07 in Fall 2014
This course provides an overview of social innovation. It will begin by assessing problems with current mental and organizational models for addressing social needs and the resulting desire for, and urgency of, innovative approaches. The course develops a theory of innovation and describes examples of persons and organizations demonstrating innovative approaches. We also look at how to innovate effectively and the attributes and skills that cultivate such innovation, emphasizing the importance…Learn More
Social Entrepreneurs Gather to Discuss Global Health Innovations- Duke Today on the SEAD Symposium
Solar-powered suitcases filled with medical care for African villages. Tuberculosis centers operating out of temples and shops in India. A system to identify counterfeit drugs before they reach poor families.
On Friday, the people behind these and other health innovations for the developing world wrapped up a conference at Duke where they shared experiences and considered how to ramp up the use of their best ideas.
Check out the full story here!Learn More
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate for Undergraduates Approved by A&S Council
Aspiring inventors, artists, academics, entrepreneurs and social innovators will now find greater opportunities to pursue their interests through the Duke curriculum through a new undergraduate certificate in innovation and entrepreneurship.Learn More
David Robinson Awarded Bank of America Faculty Award
David T. Robinson has been awarded the Bank of America Faculty Award for 2013 by the Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors. This award is the highest faculty honor given by Fuqua and is given for outstanding contributions in teaching, research, leadership and service. In addition to his work at Fuqua, David is Managing Director for Research here at Duke I&E.Learn More
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Open Data Bootcamp to prepare for 2014 NC Health Datapalooza will be this Thursday April 24 at HQ Raleigh. More info: ncdatapalooza.com
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India Business Forum is the flagship event of Fuqua Business School¿s South Asian business club ¿ INDUS. This year the theme of the…
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