Student Entrepreneurship

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 Entrepreneurship Education Series

The Duke Entrepreneurship Education Series (DEES) is a comprehensive program designed to introduce all Duke students – from graduate, professional and undergraduate schools – to the key concepts necessary for a future in entrepreneurship or venture capital.

Duke Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization

Duke's Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization (CERC) views entrepreneurship in its most broad context, as the realization of vision without regard to the resources initially available. This includes but is not limited to: social, commercial, and technological innovation, as well as efforts that seek to innovate within institutions through new programs, projects, and grants.

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.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative (ELI) provides a transformative learning experience for Duke undergraduate students while empowering them with the tools to create and sustain high-impact social innovation. ELI creates a truly unique college experience that blends intellectual rigor, personal reflection and real-world application.


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.

Duke Connect

DukeConnect is a database of Duke alumni who have volunteered to assist fellow alumni and current students with their career exploration process. DukeConnect is a networking tool to be used as a source of information about majors/fields of study, industries, and career paths. In addition, it's a way to help Duke students and alumni understand and enter a competitive job market.