Entrepreneurship Week 2014
Monday, September 15
Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating a Better World
- Donnel Baird T’03, Founder, BlocPower, Echoing Green Fellow
- Daniel Kimberg T’07, Founder, Student U
- Rachel Lichte B’14, Founder, The Clarity Project
- Moderated by Matt Nash, Managing Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative
Reception 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 16
How To Be A Rockstar Startup Employee
5:00-6:00 p.m., Gross Hall 107
Come hear Venture for America (VFA) explain how to be a stellar employee for a startup company. From good habits to develop to the top must-read books, VFA details the tools you’ll need to hit the ground running and do well while doing good. VFA is a career accelerator for recent grads who want to learn how to build a business while making an impact.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Information Session
6:00-7:00 p.m., Gross Hall 107
Learn about the new undergraduate experiential certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Certificate provides students with a pathway to pursue a rigorous cross-disciplinary study of innovation and entrepreneurship that is complementary to any major. The certificate requires an in-depth course of study examining the theories of innovation and entrepreneurship, coupled with hands-on practice in both areas.
Light reception to follow
Innovation Co-Lab Studio Night
Thomas Thekkekandam, Fuqua/Law ’10, is a consultant and entrepreneur and will share insights about the job search, his experiences, and lessons learned.
Also of interest: CED Tech Venture Conference, Raleigh Convention Center
Wednesday, September 17
The Duke Entrepreneurial Experience: The Journey from Idea to Impact
Watch the video
The members of the first panel will share stories and lessons learned from their experiences with innovation and entrepreneurship. The second panel will discuss the various resources available at Duke for those interested in creating a business.
- Donald McDonnell, PhD, Glaxo-Wellcome Professor of MCB and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology; Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
- Jeff Glass, PhD, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Bradi Granger, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke School of Nursing and Director, Heart Center Nursing Research Program
- Jody McAuliffe, MFA, Chair of Theater Studies, Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies and Slavic and Eurasian Studies
- Moderated by Bruce Sullenger, PhD, director, Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI), Professor of Surgery, Duke School of Medicine
- Jon Fjeld, PhD, Professor of the Practice, Fuqua School of Business
- Rose Ritts, PhD, Executive Director of the Office of Licensing and Ventures
- Victoria Christian, COO, Duke Translational Research Institute
- Kip Frey, JD, Director, Law and Entrepreneurship Program, Duke Law School
- Moderated by Eric Toone, PhD, Vice Provost and Director of Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biochemistry
Reception 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 18
Innovation Starts Here: Student Opportunities in I&E
“Disruptive Innovation – A Taste of Duke in Silicon Valley,” presented by Matt Christensen, E’02, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Rose Park Investments
“Music+Tech+Entrepreneurship” – performance by John Supko, Hunt Family Assistant Professor of Music
Emcee Rence Nemeh, T’15, Duke in Chicago, Duke University Improv (DUI)
Join us to learn more about our programs and activities for students, including entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship clubs, TheCube selective living center, DUHatch, Innovation Co-Lab, Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs, Duke in Silicon Valley, Duke in Chicago, DukeEngage in Detroit, Summer Innovation Program, Bass Connections, American Underground, HQ Raleigh, and more…
BBQ – on the portico outside Gross Hall
Friday, September 19
Building a Dream on Our Own Terms: Building Entrepreneurial Women
Duke I&E Office Hours
Meet with staff from Duke I&E to talk informally about topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation.
15th Annual Duke Start-Up Challenge: Grand Finale Event
The Duke Start-Up Challenge is a year-long entrepreneurship competition with an entry pool of over 100 Duke student teams. After elimination rounds through the year and participation in the Summer Innovation Program, seven teams remain. At the Grand Finale event, our top seven teams will give their final pitch, and one will win the $50,000 Grand Prize. Please join us and help us select the winner!
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