StartupConnect, an event hosted by the Duke University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, Pratt School of Engineering, and Career Center, brings students and employers together for networking and education.
Each year, a panel of startup employers is selected to provide advice to students seeking internships and full-time jobs. Through this panel presentation, students get a good understanding of characteristics employers seek as well as a realistic view of the job market and career paths for students interested in careers in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The panel discussion is followed by a vibrant networking event. Students from all schools at Duke University are welcome to visit with employer representatives, many of whom are Duke alumni. This venue provides a less formal environment than the traditional career fairs that take place on campus.
Our format of providing company-specific chat areas and signage for each company offers students and employers an easy way to connect with students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.
5:30 PM Employer and Student Registration
6:00 PM Panel Discussion
7:00 PM Student-Company Networking
9:00 PM Adjourn
Gross Hall at Duke University
This event is open to Duke students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, as well as invited guests from UNC.
Food & Refreshments
Food will be provided by Jimmy Kim and his crew from Mixed Casual Korean Bistro. Sweets will be provided by alum Chris Duke and his bakers at Anna’s Gourmet Goodies. Both Jimmy and Chris are alumni of Fuqua.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The mission of the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (Duke I&E) is to create a robust culture across the entire university in which we inspire and prepare students and faculty for innovative leadership and actively support and celebrate the translation of knowledge into the service of society.
Administratively housed within the Office of the Provost, Duke I&E acts as a centralized organizer for "all things I&E" on campus and in our community. We connect students, faculty and alumni to the infrastructure and resources to increase their abilty to realize impactful solutions. In addtion, Duke I&E hosts several of its own programs, including unique summer experiences for students, course development grants for faculty, original research in entrepreneurship, and mentorship and support programs for new ventures.
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