You will find here at Duke I&E a community of students, faculty, alumni and administrators that work with you to take your start-up to the next level. Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor or just interested, there is something to do or someway to be involved.
Below is a list of ideas to get your entrepreneurial journey at Duke off the ground!
- Read Fuqua Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s step-by-step guide on creating and growing your venture.
- Compete in the Duke Start-Up Challenge. $25,000 Grand Prize.
- Join the Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN) and connect with over 2,000 Duke alumni and students.
- Join the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E). Receive course credit towards starting a company.
- Apply for the DUhatch student business incubator.
- Take a class at Duke.
- Join the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club (grad students) or The Duke Entrepreneur (undergraduates).
- Connect with Durham startups and Triangle startups.
- Join the Startup Matchmaker Directory. Find a startup or find a teammate.
- Join the Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network. About 2,000 Duke alumni have opted into this network with about 30 networking events a year in 10 cities.
- Join the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E) - you can submit an idea to get it matched with Duke students. P4E typically gets about 80 ideas and 80 students that they try to match with one another.
- See videos from past speakers.
- Pitch at a DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event. A chance to pitch early stage investors. For Duke alumni only.
- See a list of Duke investors on DukeGEN site. Over 100 listed.
- Read profiles of Duke alumni entrepreneurs on DukeGEN.
- Apply for development funding for your biomedical technology at Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Program.
- Submit a grant application to Duke Translational Research Institute to secure funding for proof-of-concept testing of your promising life science research program.
- Check out the OLV’s Learning Center to find out about patents and inventions.
- Consult with the Biomarker Factory to see if you qualify for development funding for your promising diagnostic technology.
- Submit your idea to one of the below classes and have student's develop a business plan
- Check out the best research and technologies that have commercial potential at the Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures