While our faculty and staff members represent a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and areas of interest, they’re all dedicated to a common goal—supporting the Duke community in changing the world through entrepreneurial action.
Amy Linnane is the Managing Director, Experiential Programs for Duke I&E. She runs the Innovate Duke Program, the Summer Accelerator, and assists with many I&E programs.
Prior to joining I&E, Amy was the Director at Launch, a Business Accelerator located in Chapel Hill funded by a partnership between UNC, the Town of Chapel Hill, and Orange County to help local entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. She created a summer accelerator for student teams, new programming for Launch alumni, and helped over 50 ventures during her tenure. Before running Launch, Amy completed the program as part of her startup, FeedStation.
Amy has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Education from Sacred Heart University, and a Masters in Education with a concentration in Reading and ELL Education from UNC. Her 10 years teaching elementary school in Connecticut and North Carolina provided a strong foundation for creating curriculum, assessing programs, and working with all types of learners.