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Alumni & Friends

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.

We encourage you to connect with Duke I&E on LinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook, sign up for our newsletter, join our group on the Duke Alumni Network, and join the broader Duke entrepreneurship community on our Slack channel. These are the best ways to stay up to date on what’s going on around Duke and ensure you’re connected to Duke’s powerful network of entrepreneurs and innovators.

We’d also love to learn more about you and how we might engage you with the Duke I&E community. Complete our short interest survey to tell us about your background, skills, and experience with innovation and entrepreneurship.

Finally, whenever you have good news to share about your ventures, let us know! Tag us or drop us a line at We always want to help share stories about Duke innovators and entrepreneurs—and the impact you’re making in the world.


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 location in Durham lets us tap into a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem. 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.

We 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.


Duke Entrepreneurship Manual

This guide for entrepreneurs provides research-based insights into starting a company.

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Duke Capital Partners

Supports the global Duke entrepreneurial community with an angel investing platform and co-investment fund, engaging and matching Duke alumni network expertise with portfolio companies

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Facilities & Incubators

Duke and the Triangle region have numerous spaces and facilities devoted to prototyping equipment, workspaces for lease, startup incubators and accelerators, and beyond.

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Find Funding

Explore translational research grants, pitch competitions, and other funding sources for your work

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Ask a Blue Devil

Connects alumni to both students and other alums for advice and introductions

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Duke Forever Learning

Provides alums with educational opportunities ranging from online learning, to educational excursions, to faculty fellows, to newsletter content featuring Duke research and engagements

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Our Innovation Navigators service matches you with an advisor who can answer your questions about innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke.

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