Become more creative, innovative, and resilient—and turn your ideas into reality.
When it comes to Duke students, our outlook is simple: entrepreneurial action is for everyone. Whether you want to start your own company, change the world with a social venture, or learn skills that will apply to any post-graduation career path, Duke’s innovation and entrepreneurship courses, programs, and organizations are here to support you.
You’ll develop your mindset and skills and work on real-world problems alongside diverse teams of fellow students, faculty, researchers, and industry experts, turning ideas into action that can impact lives.
Wherever possible, we offer experience-based education—our
students learn by doing. In courses, extracurricular programming, and even
events, we work to provide experiences that are in service of ambitious, worthy
goals and that offer opportunities for meaningful collaboration.
We believe that innovation and entrepreneurship complement all
courses of study and all career goals. Whether you want to take a single course
on a topic you’re passionate about, you enroll in the I&E Certificate, you
join the Student Founders Program, or you simply attend I&E events that
interest you, you can find the levels of education, involvement, and community
that are right for you.
the broad range of innovation- and entrepreneurship-related programs,
resources, clubs, and more available to Duke students using the navigation
below. If you’d like to discuss an idea, a program, the innovation landscape at
Duke, or beyond, please make an appointment for a brief call or meeting with an
advisor through our Innovation Navigators service.
Through this experiential program, aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs, and founders from across Duke’s graduate and professional programs can complement their course of study, support their career goals, expand their networks, and work on ideas to make a real impact.
A two-semester creative lab where students take their ongoing creative projects—screenplays, films, stage plays, choreography, manuscripts, digital media, and more—to the next level with support from creative industry professionals