Duke's premier tech society - focuses on helping students secure technical internships and full-time positions.
Duke eNable designs and constructs 3D printed limbs for members of the Durham community, free of charge.
Duke's premier undergraduate organization for all things machine learning and data science.
Collaborate with local companies and organizations to build, implement, and deploy end-to-end machine learning models to solve research and business problems.
Network of female-identifying undergrads providing professional growth and several on-campus speaker events each semester.
The Cube is Duke's Entrepreneurship-focused Selective Living Group (SLG) that lowers the barriers of entry to entrepreneurship and provides members with the skills and resources to pursue their own ventures.
Duke's Largest Hackathon - normally hosted in late October or early November. The nation's premier hackathon for tech + social good. Students over 18 years old and new grads are invited to join.
Hackathon dedicated to a market theme each year - normally hosted in mid-November.
Multi-round competition and incubator focusing on scaling Duke startups and rewarding $50,000 to a winner.
Duke's annual 2-day datathon in early November. Attack a dataset and come up with an analysis and visualization before the clock runs out. Over $2000 in prizes.
Another data competition hosted at Duke. Undergraduate and Master's students eligible.
A two-day designathon hosted by HackDuke filled with awesome speakers, workshops, and a design challenge to explore how design and innovation interact. Ideate aims to observe how design thinking can be applied across fields, and is open to design aficionados, curious newcomers, and everyone in between!.
Provides engineering undergraduates with mentorship, education (including the A. James Clark Scholars (https://pratt.duke.edu/undergrad/entrepreneurship#clark-scholars) ), access to funding (including the $20K Baquerizo Innovation Grant (https://pratt.duke.edu/undergrad/entrepreneurship#go-big) ), and connections to the Duke innovation community.
Clark Scholarships at Duke support 10 undergraduate students each year. This four-year scholarship program builds upon Duke's outstanding engineering curriculum by adding unique training and experiences in leadership, service, and business and entrepreneurship. Open to incoming Duke Engineering undergraduates.
Describing itself as a creativity incubator, the Innovation Co-Lab is focused on exploring how new technologies can fundamentally reshape the research, academic, and service missions of the university. You can apply for Innovation Grants online through the Co-Lab and work out of the Co-Lab studio in the Telcom building (makerspaces also found at Ruby Makerspace and Lilly Library).
A university-wide group for Duke students interested in launching their own ventures. Student Founders Program is the first to bring all Duke student innovators, entrepreneurs, and founders under one umbrella, providing education, mentoring, resources---including an option to participate in a summer accelerator---and community. Supports undergrads and grad students alike, as long as you're interested in building your own venture someday. Includes weekly practice sessions, mentorship, and workshops.
A 7,600 square feet makerspace focused on engineering, energy, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.
Listings for Duke patents, mentorship contacts, and startup resources.
An academic pathway noted on the Duke diploma - consisting of four courses and 450 hours of work in the innovation field.
Program at Fuqua School of Business that helps students start new ventures, supported by experiential entrepreneurship education. Students enroll in New Ventures 1 to join.
Office and work space in downtown Durham for all students to utilize for working on projects.
Leadership program allowing undergraduates to work alongside Fuqua Business School students on leadership initiatives at Duke.
Immersive tour of Silicon Valley tech companies and startups, as well as dynamic coursework and workshops focused on entrepreneurship.
Internship programs exploring the entrepreneurial arts market in Chicago.
Social innovation internship where students solve business strategy problems for startups and nonprofits in Detroit.
Program providing mentorship and free housing to female-identifying engineers during tech internships.
Year-long fellowship focused on product development and go-to-market strategy led by Duke Alumnus and Melissa and Doug Founder Melissa Bernstein.
(Law School) - The clinic provides legal advice and assistance to entrepreneurs and to seed and early stage ventures that have not yet raised significant amounts of outside capital in a wide variety of legal matters including company formation, intellectual property protection, commercialization strategies, and operational issues.
University-focused venture fund investing up to $2M in emerging startups launching from the university scene around the US.
Up to $20,000 is awarded to undergraduate-led teams who aim to go BIG and seek impactful solutions. Award amounts vary.
Providing angel and seed investments in startups founded by Duke students.
Firm funded by Duke alumni LPs looking to invest in Triangle companies.
Provides Seed and Series A investments to companies across NC, SC, and Virginia.
Awards grants of $50,000 to NC startups with a proven concept.
Nationally connected network helping Triangle entrepreneurs grow successful companies by provide education, mentoring and capital to entrepreneurs.
Durham-based startup investing in technology companies across the southeast.
Provides management counseling and educational services to emerging businesses in North Carolina for no charge.
Mentors entrepreneurs in the Triangle Area with the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) program - EIR selects successful entrepreneurs across the pharmaceutical, medical device, and digital technology industries to assist one another.