Student Entrepreneurship

The Foundry is a place to build your ideas, from the ground up.

The Foundry

The Foundry provides 7,600 square feet of project space within Gross Hall for Duke undergraduate and graduate students focused on engineering, energy, entrepreneurship, and sustainability to build ideas from the ground up.


DUhatch is a student business incubator, located within The Foundry, committed to providing aspiring student entrepreneurs the resources they need to turn their vision in to reality.

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative leverages the innovations that grow at the university level to make tangible, perceptible change through entrepreneurship. Duke I&E does not displace the university's time-tested mission of teaching and the creation of knowledge, but rather expands that mission to include the conversion of knowledge into real things and real actions to make a real difference in real people's lives.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a young initiative that is focusing and expanding the work on entrepreneurship and innovation at Fuqua.

Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

A research and education center based at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the thoughtful adaptation of business expertise.

Duke Start Up Challenge

The Duke Start-Up Challenge is an entrepreneurship competition that runs the course of the academic year, from November to April.

Duke Program 4 Entrepreneurs

In the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E), undergraduate, graduate and professional students form multidisciplinary teams to explore potential markets for an innovation, evaluate the viability of a business model, develop strategies for bringing it to market and launching a new commercial or social venture - all in a structured participatory learning environment.

Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network

The goal of this group is to be a sophisticated and active network that helps create debate, dialogue, and lucky encounters between Duke entrepreneurs. We are providing the energy and coordination to encourage Duke entrepreneurs, around the globe, to connect and increase their chances of success.


The inDuke program offers a unique opportunity for value-based collaborations with an academic research institution on the leading edge of computing and engineering technologies.

Hart Leadership Program

The Hart Leadership Program provides Duke University undergraduates with a unique opportunity to practice this art. Courses give students analytical frameworks for grappling with the problems facing our global community. Immersion experiences outside the classroom help them see how policy works in the real world. Writing and discussion opportunities challenge them to reflect critically on their experiences and make sense of them. One-on-one mentoring helps students develop the skills, confidence and motivation to translate their learning into action.