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Student Founders Persevere, Pivot, Adapt During COVID-19 Crisis

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Mahek Chhatrapati MBA ’21 speaks animatedly into his computer camera, giving a status update about his work on a fintech startup to help millennials with saving and investing.

Behind him in the background is a whiteboard, heavily scrawled over.

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Periods Don’t Stop for Pandemics: Duke-UNICEF Innovators Gather Virtually for Training, Support, Community

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In early 2020, Duke and UNICEF announced the inaugural cohort of social enterprises selected for the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator, with all six enterprises focused on menstrual health and hygiene in East Africa and beyond.

The aim of the…

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Entrepreneurship Education 2.0: Redefining Value Creation – Putting Purpose Before Profit

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By Jon Fjeld, Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Increasingly, corporations are focusing on not just profits, but purpose, a trend spilling over into higher education. Entrepreneurship education is changing, and must continue…

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Spotlighting Innovative Duke Women for #InternationalWomensDay

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re sharing stories of Duke women who have founded companies, led groundbreaking research efforts, reshaped pedagogy, and beyond—women who have innovated and made their mark.
Join us in celebrating some of…

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Student Entrepreneurs Gather for Inspiration and Community at Program Launch

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On Saturday, February 29, small groups of students sat clustered around conference tables in the Blue Devil Tower at Wallace Wade Stadium. It was the weekend, and it was early—yet the students were buzzing with energy, talking about the issues…

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Y Combinator Comes to Duke to Meet Biotech, Life Sciences Companies

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At a lunchtime fireside chat on February 25, representatives from Y Combinator—a seed-stage accelerator and venture capital firm that has helped launch more than 2,000 companies—spoke with a large audience of Duke undergrads, grad students,…

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Duke and UNICEF Announce Innovation Accelerator Social Enterprises

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Duke and UNICEF—who partnered in May 2019 to form the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator—have announced the Accelerator’s inaugural cohort of six social enterprises.

Building on UNICEF’s 70-year history of innovating for children and…

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I&E Women’s Conference Features Entrepreneurial Duke Alumnae

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The 2020 Duke I&E annual women’s conference, Lessons From Entrepreneurial Women, saw more than 90 Duke undergraduate and graduate students gather at the Bullpen to learn and network.

The themes of this year’s conference were leading…

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Triangle-Area Entrepreneurship Researchers Share Findings in Annual Symposium

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In December more than 35 scholars from Duke, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University gathered for the annual Duke-UNC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Symposium.
In the informal environment at…

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North Carolina Entrepreneur Corps Enlists Students to Solve State Challenges

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The North Carolina Entrepreneur Corps (NCEC), a first-of-its-kind statewide initiative, will allow talented students to work on and solve some of the most pressing problems facing the state while also gaining skills, practical experience, and…

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