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Entrepreneurship @ Duke Engineering provides learning opportunities through a competitive scholarship program, unique mentoring opportunities, an undergraduate course, a Master of Engineering Management track for founders, and intensive workshops led by experts.
For the Duke Engineering Community
These intensive half-day workshops bring industry experts to campus to examine in detail the financial, regulatory and logistical challenges new companies face.
The 2019-2020 workshop series begins Sept. 21. There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided.
Open to faculty, students and staff. Registration for each workshop is required.
Fundamentals of Startup Law
Sept. 21 | The Bullpen, 3rd Floor, 215 Morris St., Durham
Presenter: Justyn Kasierki, J.D., Hutchison PLLC
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property: A Workshop for Inventors
Oct. 12 | The Bullpen, 3rd Floor, 215 Morris St., Durham
Presenter: Greg Carlin, M.S., J.D., Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Nov. 16 | The Bullpen, 3rd Floor, 215 Morris St., Durham
Presenter: Bill Walker, Ph.D., Mattson Family Director, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering
Working Within Regulatory Boundaries to Win in Medical Product Development
Jan. 11 | Schiciano Auditorium, Fitzpatrick Center, Duke University
Presenter: Erika Segear, Ph.D., RAC, Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, Duke University
Innovative Product Design in a Regulated Market: Workshop for Medical Device Designers
Feb. 8 | Schiciano Auditorium, Fitzpatrick Center, Duke University
Presenter: Scott Corey, VP Product Development, Key Tech Inc.
Early Market Intelligence and Customer Discovery for Enterprise Success
Feb. 29 | The Bullpen, 3rd Floor, 215 Morris St., Durham
Presenter: Chris Morrison, owner, ViaVerus LLC & Brian Regan, and VP Strategy and Professional Relations, Sight Sciences Inc.
A. James Clark Scholars
Through the generous investment of the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation, the 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. More about our Clark Scholars »
Founder's Workshop Course
This special-topic course guides student teams through the development of startup plans, while guest speakers provide real-world insight. Open to students with instructor permission.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate
We participate in Duke's undergraduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The certificate equips students to turn their ideas into real products and services–putting knowledge in the service of society. Open to Duke students. Learn more about I&E »
For Graduate Students and Post-Graduates
Master of Engineering Management Entrepreneurship & Founder's Track
A dedicated master's degree program for engineers who want to gain business skills and entrepreneurial confidence. Identify problems, develop conceptual solutions, build prototypes and develop a start-up strategy. Additional support for selected students to start their companies. Open to students in the Master of Engineering Management program. Learn more »
We are a partner with the Bioengineering Research Initiative to Develop Global Entrepreneurs (BRiDGE), a biomedical startup laboratory in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Duke Engineering master's and Ph.D. students may intern with BRiDGE's faculty-founded companies. Open to Ph.D. and master's students. Explore BRiDGE »
Entrepreneurial Post-Doctoral Program in BME
We provide in-depth coaching to support the development of a detailed business plan and pitch deck by Duke biomedical engineering post-doctoral participants selected for the program. Open to biomedical engineering PhDs. Details on the post-doctoral program in BME »