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Duke students, faculty, staff, and alumni are innovating all across campus and around the world. We explore and celebrate their innovation and entrepreneurship. Have a story we should share? Let us know.

Entrepreneurship Lessons from Melvin Hines, Co-Founder and CEO of Upswing

Every founder has experienced challenges along their entrepreneurial journey—but most founders wouldn’t opt to rehash them in a

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Five Questions With Snehal Verma, Co-Founder of NatureDots

Snehal Verma ’23, a Melissa & Doug Entrepreneur, discussed her venture, NatureDots. Tell us about your venture and

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Duke Students Pitch Ventures, Join Teams in “Matchmaker” Event

With Duke alumni founders behind enterprises ranging from social innovations like the Myna Mahila Foundation and Inmates to

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Announcing the Young Changemakers Cohort of the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator

Duke and UNICEF—who partnered in May 2019 to form the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator—have announced the Accelerator’s third cohort

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Checking in with 2021 Clean Energy Prize Winner Michael Valerino

Michael Valerino, winner of the 2021 Clean Energy Prize, is a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering

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I&E Certificate Student Brings Disability Representation to the Runway

Emma Steadman ’22, a mechanical engineering student, first became interested in disability advocacy work during a Writing 101

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Duke-UNICEF Club Helps Welcome Refugees to Durham

Social Innovation—a popular course taught by Matt Nash, Managing Director for Social Entrepreneurship at Duke I&E—was where Ruthie

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Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation Deepens Conversation Surrounding WASH

In the second annual Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation, representatives from academia, INGOs, business, and social enterprise gathered to deepen

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