News & Events
The Second-Ever American Underground & Friends Social Entrepreneurship Happy Hour
Thursday, October 29 @5:30pm
The Bullpen, 215 Morris Street, Durham
Last month’s Happy Hour hosted by the American Underground was RSVP’d out, so it was decided to keep the happy hours coming.
Food and beer provided.
Learn more and RSVP here.
ViFlex seeking new members
ViFlex is looking for new members to join our team and share our vision! We recently placed 2nd in the Duke Startup Challenge and need help in the following areas to move the company forward. If you haven’t heard about us yet, we are a socially-conscious company working to provide eyeglasses to the 700 million people in developing countries who need them. You can learn more about what we do at www.viflexglasses.com.
If social entrepreneurship, product management, or our vision at ViFlex sounds interesting to you, please apply at tinyurl.com/ViFlex!
Would you like to get involved with an exciting startup company? Do you want to make money with a job that’s flexible around your busy school schedule? Then consider joining Wonder! Wonder utilizes an expansive network of researchers to answer questions posed by individuals or businesses.
Questions about economics, business, technology etc. get posted by clients and we get paid up to $30 to do the digging online and find an answer. Wonder is looking to hire Duke students and alumni who are exceptional at online research to join a global community of paid researchers. The work is also super flexible–we can work from anywhere and as often as we want. This would be a great opportunity for any member of the Duke network interested in getting involved with a rapidly growing startup! More info on it available here: https://askwonder.com/join
SBA InnovateHER 2016 Business Challenge
Applications are now being accepted for the first round of the SBA InnovateHER 2016 Business Challenge. This is a national competition for new products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and families. Up to 10 Finalists will compete in Washington D.C. on March 16th and 17th for cash prizes. The local Durham selection process is hosted by Cognitect, with applications being accepted through October 30th. For rules and requirements, visit http://cognitect.com/ innovateher2016.
DFA Senior Associate Director Position – Open
Design for America is a hiring a new Director to lead our national network!
We are looking for someone with superb communication, operational, management, and teamwork skills to take our network to the next level. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is passionate about leading an award winning national network of 9000+ members at 29 co-curricular university based studios across the country.
Design for America provides process, community, and mentoring to help students use design to make social and local impact. Past projects have included a robotic teddy bear to help diabetic children take better care of their bodies or providing point of care hand hygiene to increase hand hygiene by 64% in hospitals. Not only are the projects impactful, the projects are emerging leaders who are boundlessly inspiring, creative, and motivated.
Design for America is generously housed and sponsored by Northwestern University.
Please check out the job posting and apply through Northwestern’s website. Search for Job ID 26448 to find the posting.
Reach out to Stacy Klingbeil, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions!
- Social Entrepreneur, Pamela Hawley of Universal Giving and Volunteer Match speaking in Matt Nash’s Social Innovation course is up on YouTube channel:
- DukeEngage Detroit video is up on YouTube channel:
- Design for America Workshop is up on YouTube channel: