Let's Get Together

Want to start your own company—now, or someday? Want to join someone else’s startup? Curious about what Next Big Things are coming out of Duke? Looking to join a community of other entrepreneurship enthusiasts?

At Duke I&E Pop-ups—typically held on Wednesdays after 5pm at the Bullpen throughout the academic year—get inspired by fellow students pitching their ventures, learn key startup skills, and meet peers from across Duke who share your passion. (Also, there will be snacks.)

Check back soon for more dates and registration info! Make sure you stay up to date with Duke I&E, and meet with us to discuss your interests and goals.

Spring 2024 Pop-ups

Growing Startups in AI, ML & Other Tech (with George Mathew, Insight Partners)

On March 21 at 5pm in the Kirby Reading Room (Fuqua), join George Mathew, Managing Director at Insight Partners, an industry veteran who has navigated leadership roles at large enterprises (Salesforce, SAP) and startups (Kespry, Alteryx) and is now an investor at one of the world’s leading private equity and venture capital firms. At Insight Partners, he focuses on venture-stage investments in AI, ML, analytics, and data companies as they establish product-market fit; in this session, he’ll share how deeply technical companies can prepare for VC meetings.

How VCs Evaluate Early-Stage Startups (March 27, 4:30pm, Duke I&E Bullpen)

Join venture capitalist Cassie Young ’05—general partner at Primary Venture Partners—to learn how VCs assess early-stage startup ideas.


More pop-ups to be announced soon. (Take a quick survey to let us know what topics would be most helpful to you!)