Thursday, December 16, 2010

Announcing the Duke Start-Up Challenge: Alumni Track

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Duke Start-Up Challenge:Alumni Track

All Duke alumni are invited to participate in the Duke Start-Up Challenge: Alumni Track, hosted by DukeGEN.  This is an opportunity for you to cultivate your startup idea and see what other members of Duke's entrepreneurial community think about it. The first step is to submit a two-page document describing your idea, due on Thursday, February 10th at 5pm ET.  Feedback will be provided to everyone that submits an idea.  At that point, the top 40 ideas will be selected, and invited to complete a business plan and investor pitch, presented via Skype in March.  The best teams will be recognized and announced on DukeGEN. 

When: This spring
  • Executive Summaries Due: February 10, 2011 at 5pm ET
  • Finalists Selected: February 24, 2011
  • Investor Pitches presented via Skype: March 23, 2011
Where: Done virtually
Hosted by the Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN)
Open to all startups led by Duke alumni
Cost: Free

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Shopping for Gifts from Duke alumni-led startups

It's that time of year again, when many people are looking for gifts for family and friends.
We did a quick analysis of Duke alumni-led startups that sell gifts, and found a number of good ones.

Looking for a gift from a Duke alumni-led startup?

Check out: