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Building Knowledge & Community Among Duke’s Entrepreneurial Alumni

Members of the Duke Entrepreneurial Leaders Network (ELN) met recently at their inaugural in-person meeting. ELN, which was founded two years ago and consists of 30 members across the U.S., is a select cohort of alumni interested…

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Entrepreneurial trainees gather to network, discuss tech commercialization

The heat of the first day of August did not stop entrepreneurial trainees – students participating in various fellowship programs at local universities – from gathering at Namu's outdoor garden for an evening of good…

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Media Coverage: Life Science ‘Venture Day’ Shines Spotlight on 15 Triangle Startups

WRAL TechWire Covers Venture Day 2022 The innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem across the Research Triangle is important to our regional economy. Continued growth of the ecosystem relies on collaborations among top research universities often resulting…

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Venture Day 2022 Highlights Early-stage Life-science Companies in the Triangle

From left to right: Vivian Doelling, Vice President for Investments and Emerging Company Development at NC Biotechnology Center, Jeff Welch, Director of Duke New Ventures, Mireya McKee, Director of UNC’s KickStart Venture Services, and Michael…

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Pitfalls When Speaking with Industry

Great news – a company has asked to set up an introductory meeting to hear more about your invention! These meetings are great opportunities to take steps towards bringing your technology to market through a…

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Different Roads to Translation

From left to right: Robin Rasor, Matthew Becker, PhD, Arif kamal, MD, MBA, Howard Levinson, MD, Stefan Roberts, PhD.   By Aliza Inbari The Duke Office for Translation and Commercialization receives about 400 invention disclosures…

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International Women’s Day 2022: Spotlighting Innovative OTC Fellows

OTC Fellows are working every day to change the world through innovations. Not only do they work on their PhD theses to explore new scientific frontiers, they also move novel technologies from the bench out…

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Interested in Entrepreneurship? Come Talk to Us

Meet our New Director of Duke New Ventures: Jeff Welch, PhD By Aliza Inbari Jeff Welch returns to Duke after a long career as a life science and business development executive. In May 2021, he…

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New Small Business Grant Funds Available for North Carolina Technology Companies

One North Carolina Small Business Program to include SBIR/STTR pre-application support for the first time in more than a decade. NC Department of Commerce, January 20, 22 — Applications are now being accepted for a…

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