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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

Entrepreneur's Workshop Series

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.

2019

Justyn Kasierki

Fundamentals of Startup Law

Sept. 21 | The Bullpen, 3rd Floor, 215 Morris St., Durham

Presenter: Justyn Kasierki, J.D., Hutchison PLLC

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Greg Carlin

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

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Bill Walker

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

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2020

Erika Segear

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

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Scott Corey

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.

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Chris Morrison

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.

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For Undergraduates

A. James Clark Scholars

Clark Scholar Juliet YznagaThrough 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 »

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 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 »