From a health clinic in Kenya to a startup company in a Durham basement, members of the Duke community are putting new ideas into action.
Launched in 2010, the university’s campus-wide Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative seeks to make…
Duke ’01 classmates Mangesh Hattikudur and Will Pearson founded Mental Floss Magazine while they were studentsRead More
Dr. Jesko von Windheim, from the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Dr. Barry Myers, Department of Biomedical Engineering, are featured in the launch issue of Translational Materials Research with their article “A lab-to-market roadmap for…Read More
Durham, NC – The New York-based fashion tech start-up Model Citizen has taken the $10,000 First Place alumni prize for the Duke Start-Up Challenge. Model Citizen is a peer-to-peer shopping platform where women can shop each other’s closets,…Read More
Duke Undergraduate Entrepreneurs Win Inaugural $10,000 Borchardt Prize
Durham, NC – Three undergraduate entrepreneurs from the Duke graduating Class of 2014 have been awarded the inaugural Frank Borchardt Undergraduate Prize, endowed by Duke…Read More
Meeting the challenges facing translational research
We know more about the human body today than we did yesterday, and tomorrow we’ll know even more—a lot more. In the last two decades, advances in human genome sequencing, molecular imaging,…Read More
Rotary recognizes Maya Ajmera for helping some of the world’s most vulnerable children transform their lives
EVANSTON, Ill. (May 27, 2014) — From the streets to the classroom, Maya Ajmera of Washington, D.C., has helped more than nine…Read More
Collaborative projects aim to accelerate new treatments for heart failure, macular degeneration, skin inflammation, lung cancer and Pompe disease
Five investigators at Duke received $100,000 each in May from the Duke Translational Research…Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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…
DURHAM, NC – The 18 Duke students enrolled in an arts entrepreneurship course this semester are majoring in everything from electrical engineering to international comparative studies. Just two are studying the arts.
And that’s the point. While…Read 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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Author: J. Gregory Dees
Original Draft: October 31, 1998
Reformatted and revised: May 30, 2001
The idea of “social entrepreneurship” has struck a responsive chord. It is a phrase well suited to our times. It combines the…Read More
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…Read More
Throughout his Duke undergraduate career, Tito Bohrt developed and launched numerous companies, including ShelfRelief, a peer-to-peer used textbook marketplace, and SaleSource, a company working with Citrix to place fresh American talent in his…Read More
Rachael Chong began her career in investment banking, seeking to acquire finance and business expertise with the hope of applying those skills to the problem of poverty. Driven by her desire to do social good, Chong left the corporate world and…Read More
If you’re like us, looking at your cellphone bill each month inevitably makes you think, “surely, this could be cheaper.” Yet the incumbent mobile carriers have had a lock on the market, until recently.
Leveraging Wi-Fi technology and…Read More
Dan Kimberg collaborated with the Durham community to create Student U, an organization that empowers middle and high school students in the Durham Public Schools to develop the academic skills and personal well-being needed to beat the statistics…Read More
HackDuke, the first 24-hour hack-a-thon at Duke, assembled students and individuals from the American tech community earlier this month, resulting in innovative new technology created in just a day.
There were 102 projects and approximately 540…Read More