Duke eNABLE

The Duke University chapter of e-Nable is a student run organization that aims to connect amputee patients in the Durham area with 3D printed prosthetic devices, free of cost. The Duke chapter is partnered with the Enable Community Foundation (ECF), a non-profit prosthetics organization that works with prosthetists in underserved communities to design and fit 3D printed prosthetic devices on amputee patients.

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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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Kairos Society

Duke recently joined the Kairos Society, a new intercollegiate entrepreneurial networking group that allows ambitious students from member universities to congregate and share their ideas. Business-minded students now have a new way to meet peers from top-tier institutions interested in entrepreneurship.

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DUhatch

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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Students Taking an Active Role in Sustainability (STARS)

STARS is an organization comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, which will oversee the allocation of $25,000 during the 2011-2012 academic year to support ...+

STARS is an organization comprised of graduate and undergraduate students, which will oversee the allocation of $25,000 during the 2011-2012 academic year to support sustainability initiatives at Duke. While STARS prefers visible on-campus projects, projects of all types are encouraged and eligible for funding. Some examples of project areas include alternative transportation, office or dormitory greening, environmental advocacy and education, and attending environmental conferences. The application can be found at this link: http://dukegroups.duke.edu/stars/files/2010/04/Application.pdf or e-mail sustainability@duke.edu for a Word Document version.

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Community Empowerment Fund (CEF)

The Community Empowerment Fund offers savings opportunities, financial education, and assertive support to individuals who are seeking employment, housing, and financial freedom. The opportunities for employment and greater housing that CEF advances… ...+

The Community Empowerment Fund offers savings opportunities, financial education, and assertive support to individuals who are seeking employment, housing, and financial freedom. The opportunities for employment and greater housing that CEF advances motivate participants to build personal assets, gain higher income, engage in healthy community, and sustain transitions out of poverty. CEF’s Durham branch was established the summer of 2011, and serves members living in Durham, NC. The CEF-Durham advocate team consists of 40 advocates from Duke University who meet members on-site at transitional housing communities across Durham. We work closely with staff at our partner sites to coordinate resident care with CEF’s financial services.

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Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI)

The Duke Law Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI) promotes entrepreneurial legal leadership in the service of society by supporting students interested in ...+

The Duke Law Association for Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (ASEI) promotes entrepreneurial legal leadership in the service of society by supporting students interested in applying legal expertise to advance positive social change, developing social entrepreneurship-related career resources and networking opportunities, increasing awareness of social entrepreneurship and innovation at Duke Law, collaborating with social entrepreneurship organizations throughout the Duke community, and facilitating opportunities for student involvement in community projects at the intersection of law and social enterprise.

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Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID)

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization in the Pratt School of Engineering. Every year, DEID sends several groups of Duke students to locations around the ...+

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization in the Pratt School of Engineering. Every year, DEID sends several groups of Duke students to locations around the globe to assess and implement engineering projects in the developing world. After working with communities to identify their needs, student teams collaborate with professors and professional mentors during the school year to design solutions that are then implemented in the upcoming summer. Students spend from several weeks to two months on-site with responsibilities ranging from project management to physical labor.

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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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Duke Microfinance Leadership Initiative (DMLI)

DMLI is collection of students, faculty and staff at Duke University building connections across campus and beyond to the fast-growing world of microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and ...+

DMLI is collection of students, faculty and staff at Duke University building connections across campus and beyond to the fast-growing world of microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable enterprise. Their mission is to stimulate discourse about microfinance and other issues of sustainable development through Duke’s network of students, faculty, alumni, and the microfinance community beyond Duke’s borders. They seek to raise awareness about microfinance and other innovative development models, and examine their potential for helping in poverty alleviation and economic development. DISI provides opportunities for Duke students to experience microfinance first-hand through research, internships, conferences, career development, and fund management.

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DHT Lab

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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DukeGEN

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 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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Net Impact

With more than 50,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future, Net Impact empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. Duke has Net Impact chapters for undergraduates and for MBA students.

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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. Along with working with a dedicated group of mentors for the year, students attend workshops, enjoy VIP access to visiting speakers, and gain insight from experts with real-world knowledge. A summer stipend allows students to fully focus on their own ventures.

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Living Groups

Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a selective living group at Duke University devoted to civic engagement and social change. We are change makers in our communities – at Duke, in Durham, and around the world We each have a vision for how the world should be, and we use our talents and passions to bring the world closer to that ideal.

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The Cube

The Cube is a selective living dormitory for passionate entrepreneurial students at Duke University. In addition to fostering an inspirational environment through the living component, The Cube provides incubation-like resources to support start-ups, including events and some collaboration space.

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Duke Social Entrepreneurship Listserv (events, news, resources)

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