Updates from Social Entrepreneurship (20 January 2016)

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Got an invention that can impact the world?

Apply to E-Team Grant Program by 1/27
Students! VentureWell’s E-Team Grant Program cultivates opportunities for collegiate technology entrepreneurs like yourselves by providing early-stage support and funding of up to $25k. Deadline to submit is 1/27. More info here.

Meet the NOLA ’16 Starting Bloc Institute

We are excited to still be accepting applications for our second-ever New Orleans Institute. NOLA has a thriving social impact ecosystem and is reach with history and inspiration. Join us for 5 days in May and become part of our international Fellowship.


Next up for Triangle Startup Weekend: Social Impact

February 5th-7th,2016
The region’s first Startup Weekend for social ventures is on tap for February, bringing together a growing number of local innovators in sustainable and social business.

Lean more here.

Announcing the 2nd Annual mHealth@Duke Shark Tank Pitch Competition!

Applications due February 26th at 5pm
Are you a Duke faculty, student or staff member with an amazing idea to improve health outcomes using mHealth and/or digital technology (mobile apps, sensors/wearables, data analytics,decision support tools, etc.)? If so, this is the competition for you!

Apply for a chance to pitch your idea to Duke mHealth solution experts! The team with the winning pitch will get exclusive access to content experts as well as consulting hours with software engineers and business/startup consultants. There will be a chase prize of $1,000.

The application and eligibility criteria can be found here.

Questions? Contact: Vijeth Iyengar, M.A.

Net Impact’s Next Generation Mobility Challenge

Coming to Duke on Saturday, February 27th

Net Impact, empowering over 80,000 students and young professionals worldwide to drive social and environmental change has partnered with Toyota to bring the Next Generation Mobility Challenge to Duke University on Saturday, February 27th. They are bringing these events across the country to engage students in imagining and building the future of mobility.

At Duke, students will ideate around how we can transform the transportation and mobility industry to become more socially and environmentally sustainable.

Undergrad and grad-level students will work on interdisciplinary teams and immerse in a highly interactive design thinking process to come up with solutions to this challenge prompt. Teams will pitch their ideas to Toyota and mobility experts and receive feedback from them.

BEST PART: the winning team will get the chance to further incubate their ideas in an internship with Toyota’s innovation partners!

This 6 hour event is limited to only 40 students but is an amazing opportunity for students to flex their creativity muscles and gain invaluable professional skills.

Attached is a 1-page flyer on the event that you can download here. Please share this opportunity with any interested students and faculty. I’m happy to send over other marketing materials as well, including email templates and social media posts. If you would like these materials, please let me know. Lastly, don’t hesitate to contact me if you or any students have questions.

February is Feminist-Womanist Month


Contact: Stephanie Helms Pickett, EdD
Director of the Women’s Center

Alternative Spring Break- Human Trafficking


ASB flyerThe topic is Human Trafficking and we will be going to San Diego. No cost to students! We will be working with non-profits that focus on survivors and legislative reform, as well as taking time to explore the city. https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ucae/leadership/alternative-breaks-program-abp

Contact: Katie Coleman, 919-668-4764

LAST CALL to apply for Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs

Deadline is tonight January 20th at 11:59pm
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI-4CS8dR4g

Do you have a legal question about your startup idea?

Sign up for the Start-Up Ventures Clinic office hours tomorrow (Thursday, Jan 21), hosted by Duke Law.

The Duke Law Start-Up Ventures Clinic will offer free, confidential office hours tomorrow (Jan. 21st) between 3:00PM and 5:00PM at the Duke I&E Bullpen (215 Morris St., Suite 300, Durham 27701)

Student attorneys will be available to answer general legal questions and point entrepreneurs to additional resources. You can drop by or reserve an appointment by clicking on one of the links below:

Jan. 21st Office Hour Sign-Up Sheet A
Jan. 21st Office Hour Sign-Up Sheet B

For more information and to find future dates, please visit this I&E webpage.

StartupConnect Networking Fair 2016

Wednesday February 24th, 6-9pm, in Gross Hall

Want to work at a startup? Join us at the StartupConnect Networking Fair (RSVP here) on
StartupConnect is Duke’s only networking fair for startups and students. Last year, over 400 students met with dozens of employers—check out this video and the Duke Today recap to learn more.

This year, we’ve put together another great lineup of companies (many represented by Duke alumni) from all over the country (Bay Area, Atlanta, NYC, RTP) and a variety of industries (tech, health, finance, social entrepreneurship, and more). Our guests are excited to get to know enthusiastic, diverse students like you in a casual environment. Food and drink will be provided.

Event Details
3rd Annual StartupConnect: Duke’s premiere startup-focused career fair, network with entrepreneurial alumni
Location: Gross Hall 107 and Lobby
Date: February 24, 6-9pm
RSVP on SquadUp
Questions? Email: startupconnect@duke.edu

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