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Landscape Analysis


  • Foundations in Environmental Entrepreneurship
  • Clinical and Translation Science Institute
  • Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship


  • Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference


  • FDA Entrepreneurs Workshop
  • Fundamentals of Startup Law
  • Design Thinking Workshop
  • Human Centered Design Workshop for Social Impact
  • What is Design
  • Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur
  • Agile Workshop
  • Inaugural Triangle VR Hackathon
  • Invented at Duke Celebration
  • I&E Research Seminar


  • Entrepreneurial Execution, Planning and Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Impact Investing
  • Medical Device Strategy
  • Invention to Application
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Designing Innovations for Global Health
  • Innovation and Policy Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Managing Innovation in a Global Organization


  • The Cube
  • Business Oriented Women
  • Social Impact 360
  • Duke Business Society
  • Duke Design for America
  • Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators
  • Duke Student Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship
  • Duke Ventures
  • The Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club
  • Net Impact
  • Law and Entrepreneurship Society
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Policy Initiative
  • Design and Innovation Club

Innovation Spaces:

  • Innovation Co-Lab
  • The Foundry
  • Makerspace

Seed Funding:

  • Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Summer Grant Proposal Request
  • The Duke Start Up Challenge
  • The Rocket Fund

Business Networks:

  • Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs
  • DukeGen
  • StartupConnect
  • Duke Angel Network - supporting the Duke entrepreneurial community by providing capital and matching Duke alumni expertise with portfolio companies 

University Innovation Fellows: Winny Arindrani, Zoe De Bruycker, Griffin Mueller, Justin Tang

Peter's Landscape Analysis (Presentation Summary)

Academic Programs

  • Entrepreneurship training for graduate students:
    • School of Public Policy Enterprising Leadership Initiative
    • Law and Entrepreneurship LLM
    • Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Environmental School
    • CONCEPT Entrepreneurship center at Nursing School
    • Extensive training in Engineering and Business Schools
  • Potential to transfer from Senior Design Project to more extensive Senior Thesis
  • Design and innovation courses across disciplines

Student Initiatives

  • Students lead charge with many school resources (see below)

School Resources

  • DUHATCH- student incubator, primarily for engineering students
  • Coulter Grant for Biomedical Engineering initiatives
  • Need a space to invent products, access commercially viable prototyping tools
  • Design Kitchen coming soon to new Engineering building
  • Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network- offers resources like Entrepreneurship manual
  • Resources open to undergraduates:
    • Duke in Silicon Valley
    • Duke Summer Innovation Program
    • InCube Incubator
    • Duke Startup Challenge

University Innovation Fellow: Peter Hollender