SC_NetworkingFair_wmInformation about 2018 StartupConnect Networking Fair

The 5th annual Duke StartupConnect Networking Fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Gross Hall Atrium from 6 to 9 p.m.

Join us for this informal networking event! Students from all schools at Duke University are welcome to visit with startup employer representatives, many of whom are Duke alumni. This is a great place to bring your questions about what it’s like to work at a startup, learn more about opportunities at startups, and find internship and career opportunities. No dress code required.

TO DO before the fair: Register to attend the fair here.

Check out the list of companies that are attending the fair here!

The fair is hosted by by the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Pratt School of Engineering, the Career Center, Duke Futures and the Fuqua School of Business.

Flyer for Duke StartupConnect Networking Fair 2018

General Information

Every year at our networking fair, over 300 Duke students from across the university meet with dozens of startup employers on campus to learn more about their startups, startup culture, and opportunities in entrepreneurship.

The evening starts with an introduction to the 30+ startup companies who bring experience from their current work to provide advice and opportunities to students seeking internships and full-time jobs.

Immediately following the introductions will be the networking event. Students meet with startup founders and representatives, many of whom are Duke alumni, and many from local startup organizations such as the American Underground, Groundwork Labs and The Startup Factory.

The informal setting allows students and startups to exchange ideas, questions, and learn more about internships and career opportunities. Students will also be able to sign up for follow-up interviews held on campus with interested employers.

For Employers:

Want to hire Duke students for your startup? You’re invited to represent your company at our 5th Annual StartupConnect Networking Fair, a great opportunity to meet Duke students interested in startups. This year’s event is Tuesday February 20th, 2017 at 6pm at Duke’s Gross Hall. Each year, approximately 250 students attend the fair. 

If you and/or your colleagues are interested in joining us, please fill out this form to RSVP. It’s 100% free for employers to attend.

Thank you, and feel free to connect at with subject “StartupConnect” if you have any questions! 

StartupConnect Networking Fair 2015

StartupConnect Networking Fair 2014

To read about the first networking event in 2014, check out the recap in Duke Today.

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