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EI&E Brings Workshop to DKU
New Start-up Business Planning Workshop to be held at DKU in Kunshan, China, December 10-11, 2016. For more information on this latest Venture Mentoring Program workshop checkout the website and program details. Registration is open now through November 30.  Space is limited to 35.

ahti + eie logosVenture Mentoring Program Launches this Fall!
Want to jump start your entrepreneurial career? Then this is the program for you. The Venture Mentoring Program debuted at the Amsterdam health and technology institute (ahti) in the Netherlands on October 14, 2016. The course will conclude in early December. Check out the website and brochure for more information. The course will be offered biannually.


impact logoBe an organizer with IMPACT – Applications accepted through November 13, 2016.
Impact is looking for motivated seniors who are eager to achieve positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future. More info here. Application here.

Nov. 4: Sign up to Intern with a Start-up at Start-up Demo Day during Energy Week!

Who? YOU. The student/aspiring entrepreneur/seasoned investor/cleantech guru in the Triangle Area.  

What? Local energy startups from the Triangle Area present their technology or company in an expo style atmosphere. 

Why? Learn what’s hot in energy in the NC region, one of the fastest growing start-up hubs in the country.

Score an internship – Several start-ups are looking for student interns… but the motivated, gritty, start-up kind. Is that you?
Think like a Venture Capitalist – Practice evaluating start-ups in a true expo setting.
Discover new companies – The company lineup ranges from Early Stage to Mid-sized.
More here.

Duke Startup Challenge Applications Deadline Closed

With the application deadline past, it’s time to gear up to be ready for next year’s competition. The Duke Startup Challenge is a year-long entrepreneurship competition with an entry pool of over 100 Duke student teams. After elimination rounds through the year and participation in the Duke Startup Challenge Summer Incubator Program, several teams remain. This is a fantastic competition – culminating in the top teams vying for the $50,000 grand prize! Deadline for entry into next year’s competition closed on October 30th. 2017 (now closed) application here.


nsf bic:pfi logoEI&E Wins NSF Grant
The EI&E program wins NSF BCI:PFI funding ($1M) for a joint project with Pratt and RENCI for a ‘smart’ sensing system. The goal of the project is to develop a cost-effective, scalable, smart underground oil leak location system that can be modified to serve a host of applications in leak detection and pollution measurement including applications in gas leak detection, water leak detection, and pollution monitoring. NSF announcement here. Nicholas School press release here.


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Summer Grants
2017 Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Summer Grant Proposal Requests will be due in early March. Look for an update in January 2017. Info on the previous year funding here.

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