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Duke I&E Events Fall 2017

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The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative has a packed fall semester planned and is ready to welcome students to its offerings, including office hours, I&E Academy sessions on different topics related to entrepreneurship, and the Duke Startup Challenge pitch competition and grand finale. Read on to find a listing of some of our events organized by month!

SEPTEMBER

  • September 6 (Wednesday): I&E Office Hours
    Come by and ask our education team any questions you have about I&E courses, the I&E Certificate, summer programs, or any of our other offerings!
    2 to 4 p.m. at West Union 241

  • September 7 (Thursday): I&E Academy, Learning to Fail: How To Be A Successful Loser
    I&E Academy is open to everyone – both students and others in the community – and touches on entrepreneurial topics. For our first session, Duke I&E instructor and entrepreneur Aaron Dinin will explore failure and how to use failures as educational opportunities that can help us reach our goals.
    5:30 p.m. at Rubenstein 249 (Perkins Library)

  • September 7 (Thursday): Info Session
    Stay after the I&E Academy session for an information session about the I&E Certificate. 7 p.m. at Rubenstein 249 (Perkins Library)

  • September 14 (Thursday): Duke Startup Challenge Grand Finale
    Come out to hear pitches from 12 teams that have made it to the final round of this yearlong startup competition. Former Dukie Josh Sommer, founder and executive director of the Chordoma Foundation, will host the event.
    7 p.m. at the Geneen Auditorium at the Fuqua School of Business

  • September 18 (Monday): Program for Entrepreneurs Startup Matchmaker Event
    Students with projects can attempt to join the Program for Entrepreneurs, which allows students to receive course credit for work toward starting a company, by pitching at the Startup Matchmaker Event. Any Duke student can pitch, but in order to enroll, there will need to be 3 students taking the course for credit, and at least one Duke MBA student on the team. For more information and to RSVP to pitch your idea, click here.
    5:30 to 8 p.m. at HCA Auditorium

  • September 20 (Wednesday): I&E Academy, Social Entrepreneurship 101: Crafting Innovative, Sustainable Solutions to the World’s Most Pressing Problems
    In the second I&E Academy session of the semester, Duke I&E’s managing director of social entrepreneurship Matt Nash will lead an interactive workshop exploring the meaning of social entrepreneurship.
    6:30 p.m. at Bio Sciences 113

OCTOBER

  • October 17 (Tuesday): I&E Academy, Introduction to Human-Centered Design for Social Impact
    In the third I&E Academy session of the semester, Duke I&E’s managing director for social entrepreneurship Matt Nash will deliver an introduction to the principles of “human-centered design” and how to develop context-appropriate solutions informed by user needs and aligned to the circumstances of the broader ecosystems in which they will operate.
    6 p.m. at Gross Hall 270

  • October 18 (Wednesday): Info Session
    Come out to hear Kip Frey, interim director of Duke I&E, speak about the I&E Certificate and how it can help you enhance your major, build your skill set, and set yourself apart.
    6:30 p.m., the Edge Workshop Room (Bostock 127)

  • October 26 (Thursday): Info Session
    Come out to hear Kip Frey, interim director of Duke I&E, speak about the I&E Certificate and how it can help you enhance your major, build your skill set, and set yourself apart.
    6:30 p.m. at Croswell 108 (East Campus)

  • October 28-29 (Saturday & Sunday): HackDuke
    Student teams have 48 hours to build a project for social good at this annual hackathon.
    9 a.m. on the 28th – 6 p.m. on the 29th, CIEMAS

  • October 30 (Monday): I&E Office Hours
    Come by and ask our education team any questions you have about I&E courses, the I&E Certificate, summer programs, or any of our other offerings!
    1 to 3 p.m. at Brodhead Center 248

  • NOVEMBER

  • November 2 (Thursday): College Night at American Underground
    College Night at American Underground is an opportunity for area college students to hear from the startups housed in the American Underground, make connections, and learn more about what it’s like to work at a startup.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at American Underground @ Main

  • November 8 (Wednesday): I&E Academy, Venture Capital Fundraising: Understanding Your Audience
    In the fourth I&E Academy session of the semester, John Glushik, managing director of the Duke Angel Network, will walk participants through how a venture capital fund is structured and what drives the venture investment decision-making process. This information will help inform entrepreneurs’ fundraising strategy and pitch materials.
    5:30 p.m., Gross Hall 270

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