The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative at Duke University

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The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative at Duke, founded with a generous gift from David M. Rubenstein in January of 2013, helps convert the knowledge born at the university into tangible action that improves and enriches lives across all strata of society.  Our initiative is distinct among university entrepreneurship efforts in many regards, and offers a model and a rationale for entrepreneurship within the academy.  Here, we lay out the conceptual underpinnings of our Initiative and highlight activities that exemplify that ethos.

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The Bullpen is the home of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative in downtown Durham.
The Bullpen is the home of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative in downtown Durham.
Students pose with the Blue Devil at I&E Fest.
Moogfest, a music, arts and technology festival, held a workshop at the Bullpen.
Many entrepreneurship events are held at the Bullpen, such as the Social Impact Startup Weekend hosted by the Net Impact Club at the Fuqua School of Business.
Students pose with the Blue Devil at I&E Fest.
The Bullpen is the home of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative in downtown Durham.
The Bullpen features a projector and a video wall.
Students visit Oculus during the Duke in Silicon Valley summer course.
Duke I&E hosts an annual Entrepreneurship Fair to let students know about its offerings.
Student coders collaborate at HackDuke, an annual hackathon that challenges students to Code for Good.
Duke I&E's Matt Nash and Katherine Black pose with students from DukeEngage Detroit, a summer program focused on social entrepreneurship.
Lester Holt of NBC News and David Crabtree of WRAL visited the Bullpen space. Here, they talk to Ivonna Dumanyan, a Duke alumna who co-founded BioMetrix as a student.
During DukeEngage Detroit, students complete internships with community partners and learn about social entrepreneurship.

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