Seize the Summer & Make Your Idea a Reality

Got a startup idea—and want to make it happen this summer? Get critical tools and support to launch your startup with the Duke I&E Summer Startup Sprint.

Based on a framework created by Duke I&E Director Jamie Jones together with Hesam Panahi of Rice University, the sprint will guide you to explore your potential customers’ needs, identify the problem you’re solving, analyze your competition, test your assumptions, build a team, and create an action plan. Alongside a supportive community of fellow founders, you’ll gain accountability, get valuable feedback, and talk through how you’re applying lessons to advance your startup. This program is open to the entire Duke community.

The six-week sprint, to begin May 22, will be held via Zoom on successive Wednesdays from 11am-12:30pm EDT (except Tuesday, June 18th instead of Wednesday, June 19th). Questions? Email Josh Cohen