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First E-Fair Showcases Duke Engineering Student Entrepreneurship

More than 25 teams showed off their ventures, ideas and resources Sept. 27 at our first-ever E-Fair—a special event showcasing the continuum from design to entrepreneurship, and the Duke Engineering community’s shared passion for creation!

This fun and informative event included demonstrations of rapid prototyping technologies and other resources available to makers on campus through the Pratt Student Shop, The Foundry and Innovation Co-Lab; cool e-bikes, cars and other projects coming out of the Duke Smart Home and other Pratt student groups; start-ups taking shape through the DUhatch student business incubator, and even faculty start-ups such as MEMS chair Ken Gall’s Vertera Spine.

Thanks to all who came out, and especially to our E-Fair co-sponsors, Duke Engineering Student Government, our Office of Entrepreneurial Ventures and Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

As Bill Walker, the Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurial Ventures at Pratt, said, “What makes engineering special is that we create — we make things, we translate ideas into innovations that will help people and ultimately change the world. It’s exciting to see our engineering community making these ideas into reality here at Duke.”