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…
Earlier this century, doctors and medical researchers attacked the polio virus relentlessly, trying to eradicate it worldwide. Now, this crippling disease has new life – destroying glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
A new nationwide network is bringing together Duke University alumni and current students during summer internship experiences. The StartupConnect Summer Entrepreneurs Network – formerly called the Summer Innovation Program – offers networking…Read More
PayPal co-founder and first Facebook outside investor Peter Thiel spoke to Duke students in March about innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors, encouraging interested students to find their places in niche markets. As part of the sold-out event,…Read More
Fourteen undergraduate students at Duke University have been selected as 2015 Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs.
Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs is Duke’s premiere undergraduate entrepreneurship program, launched last year with a generous gift…Read More
Mati Energy, a fizzy herb-juice blend drink packed with potassium, anti-oxidants, and more caffeine than a Red Bull, could soon hit grocery store shelves nationwide. Currently, it’s only available at 30 Whole Foods stores in the…Read More
Duke I&E accepted its first cohort of students into the new I&E Certificate in Fall 2014, with coursework beginning in the Spring 2015 semester. The I&E Certificate program has garnered significant attention throughout the university…Read More
This spring, Duke I&E launched its Innovation & Entrepreneurship Academy – an endeavor that offers learning opportunities for anyone interested in growing their innovation and entrepreneurship skill sets, and building a solid knowledge…Read More
Christine Schindler came to Duke University as a rarity – a young woman focused on being an engineer. She graduated this May as something even more significant – an engineer and social entrepreneur who created a pathway for more young girls to…Read More
The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) will move this summer to the Imperial Building, located in the heart of the Durham Innovation District. I&E will occupy the Imperial Building’s third floor and will be the hub for…Read More
This spring, Duke I&E launched the Duke Angel Network – a group of alumni angel investors who can provide capital and other support, such as mentoring, to startup companies with a Duke affiliation. The Angel Network’s contributions will be…Read More
In March, Duke hosted its first student-run arts and creativity summit, known as ArtCon. Named after the annual comic festival ComicCon, this two-day event celebrated the arts culture on the Duke University campus and in the surrounding Durham…Read More
On Monday, March 30, Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative was pleased to present “An Evening With Peter Thiel.” Venture capitalist, PayPal co-founder, and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel visited Duke University to speak about his…Read More
(Durham) The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) will move to the Imperial Building, located in the heart of the Durham Innovation District, this summer. The third floor of the Imperial Building will serve as the hub for all…Read More
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CNNMoney (New York) March 23, 2015: 12:39 PM ET
American Underground has a lofty goal — to become the most diverse startup incubator by the end of…Read More
Network will work alongside new philanthropic fund to begin making investments later this year
DURHAM, NC – Duke University is establishing a network of alumni experts to provide investment capital and other support to help entrepreneurs start…
Fifteen undergraduate students at Duke University have been selected as 2015 Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs.
Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs is Duke’s premiere undergraduate entrepreneurship program. Students have been selected through a…Read More
March 5, 2015
DURHAM, N.C. – Two Duke University graduate students are developing an innovative new technology to measure forest carbon.
Aaron Berdanier and Ramsey Meigs believe that by equipping small unmanned aerial drones with GPS-guided…Read More
Over 300 entrepreneurial Duke students met in Gross Hall on Thursday night to network with more than 30 startups for discussion based around internships and careers in entrepreneurship. The StartupConnect Networking Fair, launched last year, is…Read More
Financial Times recently covered the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative’s course, “Innovation, Disruption, and Cryptoventures,” taught by Professor Campbell Harvey at the Fuqua School of Business.
Read the article here.Read More
Duke graduate Tatiana Birgisson ’12 and her business Mati Energy are featured in this video from UNC-TV. Tatiana also talks about the value of living in The Cube selective living group while a student at Duke.Read More
Duke I&E Academy hosted the first of its sessions on January 21. The topic was “I have an idea. Do I need a lawyer?” Jeff Ward, Meghan Brayton and Joe Oehmke, from the Duke Law Start-up Ventures Clinic, accompanied by a panel attorneys from…Read More
Social Entrepreneurship & the Business of Civic Engagement, a panel discussion that took place on Monday January 26, 2015, was moderated by Dean of Arts & Sciences Laurie Patton. This deep and meaningful discussion delved into the…Read More
The following article was published by Ashoka U. See the original article here.
Announcing the 2015 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award Winners
By Beeta Ansari
Exchange Director – Ashoka U
January 22, 2015
The Ashoka U-Cordes…Read More
Spend four weeks this summer immersed in the heart of the nation’s hub for innovative enterprise!Read More
Duke’s Premiere Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program
Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs is a year-long intensive program at Duke in which undergraduate students will turn ideas into action, whether focused in commercial entrepreneurship, social…Read More
DURHAM, N.C. (December 3, 2014) — Alumnus Karl Leo and his wife, Fay, have committed $1.25 million to Duke University to establish a new faculty chair in business law and entrepreneurship, one of the fastest-growing areas of study at the Duke…Read More
Nomination Deadline: January 20, 2015
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is pleased to announce that the nomination period is now open for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF). The Kauffman Foundation will…Read More
This weekend, hundreds of tech junkies will get together at Duke to do good for the world.
HackDuke is about finding creative, technology-driven solutions to social problems. The hackathon is unusual in its lack of a profit motive; organizers and…Read More
Glaucoma. It’s the second-leading cause of blindness globally, including more than 2.7 million affected Americans. There’s no cure, and current medications and treatments can’t undo existing damage.
But just as glaucoma is one of the most…Read More
A small Duke University pharmaceutical spinout isn’t thinking so small anymore. In fact, in at least a couple of ways, it’s thinking like a company many times its size.
Aerie Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: AERI) is in the process of developing…Read More
It has more caffeine than a Red Bull, three green tea cups worth of antioxidants and as much potassium as half a banana – and it’s homebrewed in Durham.
Meet Mati Energy – the product of Duke University grad-turned-food entrepreneur Tatiana…Read More
By Ibanca Anand T’17
“This is the coolest place ever.”
As we walked into the doors of American Underground on West Main Street, all of us were whispering the same thing. Having been used to the chalkboards and white walls of university…Read More
By Peter Shi T’16 Duke I&E culminated Entrepreneurship Week with its 15th Annual Start-Up Challenge, a yearlong entrepreneurship competition with an entry pool of over 100 Duke student teams. After elimination rounds that took place from last…Read More
By Blakely Blackford, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
As part of Entrepreneurship Week, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted a luncheon and panel discussion on women and entrepreneurship entitled “Building…Read More
By Peter Shi T’16
On Thursday evening, Duke I&E hosted a three-part program designed to inform students, both undergraduate and graduate, about all that Duke has to offer to those interested in any and all aspects of…Read More
By Marsha Green, Duke Translational Medicine Institute
Faculty and staff panelists share perspectives on why and how Duke should support entrepreneurship during third day of Duke’s Entrepreneurship Week.
Speaking to a roomful of…Read More
By Peter Shi T’16
Duke I&E kicked off Entrepreneurship Week 2014 with a social entrepreneurship panel at the Sanford School of Public Policy. The panel featured Donnel Baird, Daniel Kimberg, and Rachel Lichte –– three Duke alumni who have…Read More
Fuqua alumnus, entrepreneur, and business owner, Chris Duke, wrote this piece for “Outside the Oven,” the official blog for Anna’s Gourmet Goodies, on his experience working with Becky Holmes, a Duke senior and Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs…Read More
Duke student Ibanca Anand wrote this article for ExitEvent on our new Certificate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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