2008

Release Your Ideas - Entrepreneurship Week at Duke University - November 17-23, 2008

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Welcome to one of the best Entrepreneurship Weeks in the world, Entrepreneurship Week at Duke University. Please join us for an exciting week of activities.  These activities are designed to inspire students and foster interuniversity relationships as well as relationships with the business community.  Through the events, we hope students will get a sense of the broad range of careers available in entrepreneurship, as well as practical help for getting their businesses started.  more...

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Events, in chronological order:

  • Undergraduate Day, Monday, 4:00-9:00 PM, Von Canon Rooms, Bryan Center
    • "Hands-on workshop for all undergraduates (even those with no business experience)" 
    • Target Audience: Undergraduates
  • Office of Licensing and Ventures Meet and Greet, Tuesday, 8:30-10:00AM, Two locations
    • Two locations:  Schiciano Atrium and Hall of Science - LSRC
    • "Connect with Invention Managers from the Office of Licensing and Ventures"
    • Target Audience: Inventors at Duke (both faculty and students)
  • Technology Day, Tuesday, 11:30 AM-4:00 PM, Searle Center
    • Exploring entrepreneurship in medicine, science and engineering
    • Lunch Keynote by Ralph Snyderman, Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University, Founder and Chairman of Proventys
    • Sponsored by Wyrick Robbins
    • "Turn your research & inventions into a startup and explore career paths other than academia"
    • There are two tracks: Life Sciences (for School of Medicine, BME, etc...) and Technology (for CS, ECE, Physics, etc...)
    • Target Audience: Students in the School of Medicine, Graduate School, MEMP, and Pratt
  • Office of Licensing and Ventures Showcase & inDuke Frontiers, Tuesday, 4:00-8:30 PM, Searle Center
    • "Linking Ideas to Impact – Showcase from the Duke Office of Licensing & Ventures"
    • In partnership with inDuke Frontiers
    • Target Audience: All students, and all industry practitioners
  • Fuqua & Law Day, Wednesday, 11:00 AM-7:30 PM, Fuqua School of Business
    • "How do your professional school skills apply in the startup world?" 
    • Target Audience: Fuqua, Law, and other Professional school students
  • Duke Start-Up Challenge: Elevator Pitch Competition, Wednesday, 7:30-9:30PM, Fuqua
    • "Students pitch their business ideas and compete for cash prizes."
    • Target Audience: All students
  • Duke Entrepreneurship Education Series Day, Thursday, 5:00-9:00 PM, Fuqua
    • Sponsored by Graduate Student Affairs
    • "Great speakers and a great chance to meet other folks"
    • 5:30pm - Will Pearson '01, Co-founder and President, mental_floss magazine
    • 6:30pm - Coach David Cutcliffe, Head Coach of Duke Football
    • Target Audience: All students and alumni
  • Tour of RTP, Friday, 8:15AM-5:00 PM, Various Locations in RTP
    • "Get off campus and see several of the neat companies that are in Research Triangle Park"
    • There are three tracks: Social Entrepreneurship, Life Sciences, and Web/Software
    • Target Audience: All students
  • RTP Startup Showcase/Fuqua Friday, Friday, 5:00PM-9:00PM, Fuqua School of Business
    • "Come to a good party, with free food and drink, and see 30 of the top startups from Research Triangle Park"
    • Target Audience: All students
  • The One Day Startup, Saturday, 9:30AM-6:00 PM, TBD

    • "Start a company in one day with a set of lectures, workshops, and with the help of mentors.
    • Target Audience: All students. However, students must apply and there are only a limited number of spots available.

 

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