Duke I&E’s home in downtown Durham centers us in a historic, vibrant, and rapidly growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to partnering with other universities in the area, we connect our community to organizations doing vital work for area entrepreneurs.
Council for Entrepreneurial Development
Formed in 1984 to nurture entrepreneurial companies in North Carolina, CED acts as a connective center that provides high-touch support, education, access to capital, and crucial connections.
This network of alumni angel groups from Duke University, the University of North Carolina, NC State University, and North Carolina Central University was created to fund start-ups founded by alumni, students, staff, faculty, and families, giving groundbreaking ideas and innovations their best chance at success.
Supports the development of innovative technologies and economic growth by providing early stage businesses with affordable laboratory and office space, management guidance and counseling, as well as shared business and technology support services.