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Starting a Company?

If you are a professor, postdoc, graduate student or other University staff member with a new start-up idea, get in touch with us!

Looking to Invest?

We usually have 8-10 companies raising external capital at any given time. We would love to speak with you.

Want to be a CEO?

People are at the core of successful companies. We can connect you with opportunities for executive leadership.

Welcome to Duke New Ventures

We are excited you are interested in forming, managing, or investing in a start-up company based on one of the many ground-breaking technologies developed at Duke every year.  Our team at Duke New Ventures takes pride in helping to form focused and resilient start-up companies built for the rewarding AND challenging road of a technology-based new venture. 

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The Duke New Ventures program is designed to provide experienced business, commercial, and financing advice, introductions to capital, potential executives, and specialized experts, and, occasionally, small amounts of direct capital from internal funds -- all to bring new Duke technologies to market through the formation of new start-up companies.

View our Resources for Startups and Innovators

  • 1.8B

    Capital Raised by Duke Start-Ups in Past 5 Years

  • 7

    IPOs in Past 5 Years

  • 9

    Acquisitions in Past 5 Years

Our Portfolio of Startups

Discover Duke startups and success stories of ideas that turned into new ventures!

Our Startups