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Duke's Entrepreneurial Spirit

Published: 11 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Durham and Duke I&E Featured by CNBC

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Durham, Duke I&E, and Duke alumna Tatiana Birgisson were featured in CNBC’s article “Durham, NC sparks a Tobacco Road business revival” about the burgeoning startup scene in downtown Durham.

Check out the full article and video here.

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Acquisition of Spin-Out Company Bioptigen to Bring Duke Imaging Technology to New Markets

Published: 6 days ago | 0 comments

By Whitney L.J. Howell

In June 2015, microscopy and imaging systems company Leica Microsystems acquired Bioptigen, Inc., a company born from the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering. Formed in 2004, Bioptigen has become a leader in optical…

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Duke Angel Network invests in newborn screening company Baebies, Inc.

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The Duke Angel Network announced today an investment in Baebies, Inc., a Durham-based provider of newborn screening technologies that is developing new technology and new tests for diseases and conditions in newborn babies. This is the first…

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Duke Student and Alumna Named 2015-2016 ThinkHouse Fellows

Published: 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

ThinkHouse has announced its 2015-2016 class of entrepreneurs! The ten-person group of fellows includes Duke student Ivonna Dumanyan of BioMetrix and Duke alumna Becky Holmes of Ello Raw!

Below is the press release, originally posted by HQ…

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Name Our Space!

Published: 4 weeks ago | 0 comments

In August the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative takes its next big step, moving to Downtown Durham to join the incredible vibrancy that has come to the area over the last several years. Over 12,000 net square feet of space will house…

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Beating Back Multidrug Resistant Bacteria

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Drs. Zhou, Toone, and Fowler created a new research team, working on a project funded through a DTRI Pilot Program award. Photo by Duke University Photography.

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June 2015 Newsletter

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The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative is excited to announce the that it will be publishing a periodical newsletter! This is a great way to keep updated on all of the big events going on with the Duke I&E Initiative.

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An Evening With Peter Thiel

Published: 3 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative Joins Durham.ID

Published: 4 months ago | 0 comments

(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…

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American Underground Featured on CNN

Published: 4 months ago | 0 comments

The following article has been posted from CNN Money.

American Underground has a lofty goal — to become the most diverse startup incubator by the end of 2016. Why the rush?

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‘Duke Angel Network’ To Connect Alumni Investors With Duke-Affiliated Startups

Published: 5 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Fifteen students selected as 2015 Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs

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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…

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New Drone Technology May Take Guesswork out of Estimating Forest Carbon

Published: 5 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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StartupConnect Event Brings Together Students and Startups

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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…

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Financial Times Covers I&E Course on Blockchain

Published: 6 months ago | 0 comments

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.

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Duke Graduate Tatiana Birgisson Featured in UNC-TV Video

Published: 6 months ago | 0 comments

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.

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First I&E Academy Session Provides Guidance on Startups and Legal Issues

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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…

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Social Entrepreneurship & the Business of Civic Engagement Panel

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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…

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Duke’s SEAD named a 2015 Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award

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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…

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Duke in Silicon Valley

Published: 8 months ago | 0 comments

Spend four weeks this summer immersed in the heart of the nation’s hub for innovative enterprise!

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2015 Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs Application Deadline is January 6

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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…

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Duke Law Alumnus Endows Faculty Chair in School's Entrepreneurship Program

Published: 8 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Call for Nominations: 2015 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research

Published: 9 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Duke Today: Weekend Marathon Will Have Students Hacking For Social Good

Published: 9 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals: Duke Spins Out Answer To Glaucoma

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Triangle Business Journal Features Duke Spinout, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Duke Alumna Tatiana Birgisson Featured in Triangle Business Journal

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Triangle Region’s University Students Go Underground

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Entrepreneurship Week 2014: The 15th Annual Duke Start-Up Challenge - Grand Finale Event

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Entrepreneurship Week 2014: Changing Perspectives on Women in Entrepreneurship

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Entrepreneurship Week 2014: Innovation Starts Here: Student Opportunities in I&E

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Entrepreneurship Week 2014: Entrepreneurship Necessary to Move Ideas Out of Academia

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Entrepreneurship Week 2014: Social Entrepreneurship – Innovating a Better World

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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…

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Sometimes the best gifts are free

Published: 10 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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The Grand Entrepreneurship Experiment (And Its 16 Test Subjects)

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Duke student Ibanca Anand wrote this article for ExitEvent on our new Certificate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

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Duke's Entrepreneurial Spirit

Published: 11 months ago | 0 comments

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…

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Flossing Rules

Published: 1 year ago | 0 comments

Duke ’01 classmates Mangesh Hattikudur and Will Pearson founded Mental Floss Magazine while they were students

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A lab-to-market roadmap for early-stage entrepreneurship

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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…

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Model Citizen Wins First Place Alumni Prize for 2014 Duke Start-Up Challenge

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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,…

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Duke Undergraduate Entrepreneurs Win Inaugural Borchardt Prize.

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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…

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From Bench to Bedside and Beyond

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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,…

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Maya Ajmera, Duke's Social Entrepreneur in Residence, receives Rotary's Global Service to Humanity Award.

Published: 1 year ago | 0 comments

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…

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Five Duke Investigators Receive $100,000 Each for Translational Research

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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…

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate for Undergraduates Approved by A&S Council

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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.

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Social Entrepreneurs Gather to Discuss Global Health Innovations- Duke Today on the SEAD Symposium

Published: 1 year ago | 0 comments

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…

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Duke Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Faculty Learning Institute

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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…

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Mixing the arts with entrepreneurship

Published: 1 year ago | 0 comments

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…

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Duke StartupConnect

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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…

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Duke’s StartupConnect Attracts Distinguished Guests, Hundreds of Attendees

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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…

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Tobacco Road Rapproachment

Published: 1 year ago | 0 comments

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…

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The Meaning of "Social Entrepreneurship"

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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…

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Ajmera Appointed Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Duke

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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…

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Tito Bohrt

Published: 1 year ago | 0 comments

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…

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Rachael Chong

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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…

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Doing Better: Triangle companies use internal innovation labs to drive growth

Published: 1 year ago | 0 comments

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…

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Dan Kimberg

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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…

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HackDuke produces innovative technology

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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…

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