Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Entrepreneurship At Duke Highlights for Fall 2009

Enterpreneurship at Duke Highlights for Fall 2009
In chronological order

Program for Entrepreneurs - Class of 2011(two year program) - 50+ students applied and 70+ startup ideas.
Resulted in 16 startup teams and 80 students involved - 66 Fuqua, 8 non-Fuqua Graduate, 6 Undergraduate

Duke Entrepreneurship Education Series - 11 events, 934 attendees (not including Eweek)
Sessions at Fuqua and Teer, with additional sessions at White Lecture Hall, Law School

Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 16-22)
a) 10th Annual Duke Start-Up Challenge Elevator Pitch Competition with Google Ventures - 9 events, 887 attendees, 74 teams competing
b) Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network, Happy Hour in 10 cities - 10 events, 225 attendees

DukeGEN Update (as of Dec 16)
1500+ members (alumni and students)

Entrepreneurship At Duke website
Updated 12/2009


Howie Rhee, MBA
Managing Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
919-617-1123 mobile

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  2. I think it's a great chance for everyone who want to became an entrepreneur. I know that it's quite job, but I want to become one someday. now I'm studying in the uni and I've wrote some of the best essays about how to be an entrepreneur, so I can relate what work it is. It's way harder than just fork for some firm, because everything depends on you. Only