Duke innovation and entrepreneurship start at Duke—and change the world.
Every day, Duke’s alumni and other members of our extended community are changing the world for the better with their innovations. We value your diverse talent and experience—and we’re grateful for how you support our educational, research, and service missions.
Recognizing that we’re more successful and more impactful together, we work to form partnerships, provide mentorship opportunities, and forge meaningful connections. Our community benefits from embracing the contributions of individuals from all backgrounds.
We work to support our alumni and friends with relevant
opportunities for continued education and development, and we strive to create
mutually beneficial partnerships for everyone in our extended community.
Our home in downtown Durham, the Bullpen, lets us tap into a
thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem and serve as an inclusive area hub for
entrepreneurship. In partnering with nearby universities and other
organizations for everything from research conferences to student service
projects, we work to make both entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education
more accessible and impactful.
hope you’ll explore the broad range of innovation- and entrepreneurship-related
programs, resources, clubs, and more available to Duke alumni and friends using
the navigation below. If you’d like to discuss an idea, a program, the
innovation landscape at Duke, or beyond, please make an appointment for a brief
call or meeting with an advisor through our Innovation Navigators service.
An event that brings together alumni founders, executives, and innovators in an interactive forum to power professional growth, forge meaningful relationships across industries and disciplines, and create authentic community
A partnership that supports social innovation entrepreneurs in identifying, assessing, developing, building, and scaling sustainable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing children and youth around the world
Tell us who you are and what you’re looking for, and we’ll schedule a brief call or in-person meeting with the best person to share the information, guidance, or advice you need for your innovation journey
An annual celebration that showcases the breadth and depth of innovation happening across Duke and gives researchers the opportunity to present their innovations to the university, business, and venture capital communities
A two-semester creative lab where students take their ongoing creative projects—screenplays, films, stage plays, choreography, manuscripts, digital media, and more—to the next level with support from creative industry professionals