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Duke Engineering Entrepreneurship

Creating Community, Delivering Impact

The Duke Engineering Entrepreneurship team is dedicated to building and nurturing an energetic community of confident creators.

Whether you're founding a company, seeking support for a prototype, or looking to build entrepreneurial skills, we provide students, faculty and staff with:

  • Expert advice, including one-on-one guidance
  • Educational opportunities, including high-impact seminars and workshops
  • Resources, including useful tools, information and funding opportunities
  • Connections to the larger entrepreneurship community at Duke

We're an integral part of that community at Duke—ranked 20th among US universities in producing startup founders, according to private equity tracker Pitchbook.

Our goal is to develop your entrepreneurial confidence. You are invited to join our community of founders.

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Our Mission

To nurture a community of student, faculty and staff founders whose innovative solutions deliver extraordinary impact in the world.

What We Offer


We give one-on-one guidance to students, faculty and staff

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We provide high-impact seminars, speakers, workshops and courses—and a dedicated master's track for entrepreneurs and founders

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We make tools available and administer funding—including for the BRiDGE startup space in downtown Durham, NC 

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We're an integral part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem at Duke

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Our Entrepreneurs & Founders


Leaders in translating discovery into marketable solutions.

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We're building a community of student-entrepreneurs.

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Contact Us

Ken Gall

Ken Gall

Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship

Bill Walker

Bill Walker

Mattson Family Director of Entrepreneurship

Steve McClelland

Steven McClelland

Executive in Residence

Barry Myers

Barry S. Myers

Professor of Biomedical Engineering