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We develop your entrepreneurial confidence

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

Entrepreneur's Workshop Series

These intensive half-day weekend workshops bring industry experts to campus to examine in detail the financial, regulatory and logistical challenges new companies face. Open to faculty, students and staff. See the calendar »

For Undergraduates

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 development of startup plans, while guest speakers provide real-world insight. Open to students with instructor permission. Contact us for details »

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 service of society. Open to students. Learn more about I&E »

For Graduate Students and Post-Graduates

Master of Engineering Management Founder's Track

Duke Engineering offers a dedicated master's degree program for engineers who want to gain business skills and entrepreneurial confidence to found their own company. Led by successful entrepreneurs, the Founders Track in Duke’s Master of Engineering Management Program teaches students to identify problems, develop conceptual solutions, build prototypes and develop a start-up strategy. Selected graduates can also receive additional support and funding to start their companies. Open to students in the Master of Engineering Management program. Learn more about the Master of Engineering Management Founder's Track »

BRiDGE Internships

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 PhD students may intern with BRiDGE's faculty-founded companies. Open to PhD 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 »