Duke Conservation Tech

Conservation Tech is a group of Duke students, faculty and alumni who use their passion for technology to address real issues facing our world today. They connect the resources of Duke University to conservationists all over the globe.

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Center for Global Women's Health Technologies

The GWHT center has created a hub that will increase research and education in global women’s diseases, and women’s empowerment. The center aims to provide stimulating multidisciplinary and multicultural experiences to motivate Duke’s young women and men to utilize science and technology to tackle global challenges in women’s health. The hope is to create an international pipeline of innovators and innovations to transform the lives of women globally.

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DUhatch transforms innovative ideas into viable business and social ventures by connecting enterprising students with faculty and industry mentors. It provides professional office space and facilitates business development to help solve the problems every fledgling venture faces.

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Duke Law School Start-up Ventures Clinic

Legal advice and assistance to seed- and early-stage entrepreneurial ventures. The clinic assists clients in legal matters including formation, intellectual property protection, commercialization strategies, and operational issues.

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The Developing World Healthcare Technology Laboratory (DHT Lab) is dedicated to; understanding, creating and disseminating healthcare technology to the world’s neediest. We do this by developing new technologies to address unmet needs, supporting and assessing programs to train hospital technicians in the developing world, conducting research that informs practice and policy, and mentoring the next generation of innovators and designers.

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Enterprising Leadership Initiative (ELI)

The Mission of ELI is to engage, educate, and empower Duke students to pursue innovative solutions to University, community and global problems. ELI exists to help students act on their passions to address real-world problems and create real results. Initiatives are led by ELI Director and Co-Director of the Hart Leadership Program, Tony Brown. Like all other initiatives of the Hart Leadership Program, ELI places a heavy emphasis on teaching, coaching and supporting undergraduate students.

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Programs 4 Entrepreneurs

The goal of the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E) is to assist entrepreneurs in launching new businesses. This initiative is the capstone of Fuqua’s entrepreneurship educational offerings. It leverages Fuqua’s academic research, courses and broad community of practitioners to work with entrepreneurs to define, plan, establish and finance new ventures

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Our entrepreneurship alumni network includes over 5,000 members, and runs more than 30 events a year.  Duke students and alumni: join the LinkedIn Group and search to identify potential mentors, industry experts, or sources of friendly advice.

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Social Impact 360

The mission of the newly rebranded Social Impact 360 is to instill a socially conscious mindset in college students through entrepreneurship training that produces values-driven leaders ready to address the world’s most pressing issues.

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Duke Design for America

Duke Design for America (DFA) aims to create social impact through design. Students form teams and get hands-on experience to understand users’ needs, ideate, prototype, and test potential solutions.

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Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators

Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) provides pro-bono consulting and technology services for social sector organizations. DISI teams are comprised of graduate students from an array of disciplines and backgrounds, and help organizations tackle problems at the intersection of technology, business, and policy.

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Duke Student Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship

The Duke Student Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship (D-SISE) is committed to creating, expanding and improving social entrepreneurship offerings, both curricular and co-curricular, at Duke. Serving as the campus-wide student advisory committee for Duke’s participation in Ashoka’s Changemaker Campus Consortium, D-SISE works with student groups, research centers, and Duke faculty and administrators to increase Duke students’ awareness of and exposure to social entrepreneurship and related fields.

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Social Entrepreneurship and Policy Initiative

The Sanford School of Public Policy’s Social Entrepreneurship and Policy Initiative (SEPI) has a mission to provide opportunities for and leverage the skills of students in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program through ventures, leadership, and education in social entrepreneurship and policy in four core areas: community, career, curriculum, and collaboration.

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DukeEngage in Detroit

The DukeEngage in Detroit summer program will immerse undergraduate changemakers with seasoned social entrepreneurs tackling some of the city’s greatest challenges in a variety of domains, including economic development, social enterprise, food security, environmental sustainability, and health.

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Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs

Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs is a one-year undergraduate fellowship program for aspiring entrepreneurs. Twelve competitively selected students will participate in a series of activities designed to help them effectively translate their ideas into action, including special workshops, mentorship, a paid summer internship.

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Duke Social Entrepreneurship Listserv (events, news, resources)

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Startup Connect Networking Fair

Join us for 4th Annual Duke StartupConnect! Students from all schools at Duke University are welcome to visit with startup employer…

Pioneering African-American Women in the Advertising Business

Professor Davis will present on her research into the history of African-American women who have worked in the advertising industry.

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