Conducting world class research and integrating it into our educational program is the hallmark of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Fuqua. The center is contributing both to the advancement of knowledge and the practice of entrepreneurship. The center is creating the momentum to place Fuqua among a small handful of business schools known for both research excellence and a world-class educational experience for MBA students in entrepreneurship and innovation that combines experiential and research-based learning.
"There is a tangible energy among students and faculty at Fuqua around entrepreneurship and venture capital that is reinforced by the presence of start-ups and VC firms in the area. We have a wealth of resources at our fingertips, and those resources are growing exponentially due to the work of students and on-campus organizations like the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation."
-Sarah Kate Fishback '09
Worked at Google and YouTube before coming to Fuqua
"The Entrepreneurship Center at Duke was instrumental in helping my husband and
I make the connections needed to translate our business plan into a
reality. We are currently working with top people in the industry to
refine our strategy
and patent the technology."
- Susan Hazard, '08
Investment Risk Consultant before coming to Fuqua
“After a great experience in government, I decided it was time to change careers. It was important to me to get my MBA in place where I could gain hands-on entrepreneurial experience. From the very beginning, the environment here has given me chances to get the experience I was seeking – both through structured programs in the classroom and opportunities to start new initiatives outside of it.”
-Sean Knowles ‘09
Worked in the U.S. Senate before coming to Fuqua
"I came to Fuqua in search of entrepreneurial opportunities and, ideally, within the digital media industry. The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) accelerated my networking efforts by drawing on its impressive connections within the entrepreneurship and venture capital landscape in the Research Triangle. With the help of those connections and, I was able to line up an internship at a local, digital media start-up to begin during the academic year for academic credit. I'm thrilled to be able to tailor my MBA and gain industry exposure before I take on my summer internship."
-James McNamara '09
Former Manager within Accenture Strategy