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Become a Sponsor or Partner

Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner of the Duke Start-Up Challenge?  We are always looking for new ways to expand both the scope and quality of the competition.  Our partners inside and outside the university are a critical part of our continued success.

If interested in becoming a sponsor or partner, please contact Duke Start-Up Challenge Co-president Meghan Gallagher at meghan.gallagher@fuqua.duke.edu or Advisory Board Member Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu.


Thank you to this year's sponsors:


DUhatch Incubator

DUhatch connects enterprising students with mentors from faculty and industry. It provides professional office space and facilitates business development to help solve the myriad problems every fledgling venture faces.

Fuqua School of Business

In its relatively short history, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has established itself as one of the leading business schools in the world. With talented faculty and a renowned research center, the school sits among top-ranked U.S. business schools.  http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/

Pratt School of Engineering

The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is a vibrant teaching and research institution focused on educating and exploring the frontiers of engineering in a bold, personal and cross-disciplinary environment. We offer degrees majoring in biomedical engineering; civil engineering; electrical and computer engineering; and mechanical engineering. We also offer a professional master in engineering management degree and several certificates.  http://www.pratt.duke.edu/

Fuqua School of Business, Health Sector Management Program 

Healthcare is becoming an increasingly important part of the world economy. Managers and executives in the field need training and education specific to this evolving industry. Duke’s Health Sector Management concentration is the largest program of its kind among top-tier business schools. Students in our program receive world-class management training plus a comprehensive understanding of the complex healthcare field. The HSM program is designed to enable students to apply MBA coursework knowledge immediately to the healthcare sector and to better understand the relationship between general managerial expertise and the unique dynamics of healthcare markets.  http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/duke_mba/health_sector_management/

Office of Vice Provost for Research

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has overall responsibility for facilitating the research enterprise at Duke University. The Vice Provost for Research works closely with the Provost, his staff and the Deans on research policy. He supervises the Office of Research Support and manages the ORS budget and Instrumentation Fund. In addition, he chairs the Research Policy Committee and participates in the management and allocation of research connected funds allocated by the Provost. He also works with the Technology Transfer Office to encourage and support the development and marketing of Duke's intellectual property.  http://www.provost.duke.edu/units/research.html

Office of Vice Chancellor, Corporate Ventures

Corporate & Venture Development (CVD) serves Duke University and its Medical Center, a top-ten research university located in Durham, North Carolina.  CVD is responsible for commercially-sponsored research, patents and licenses, new venture activity, corporate gifts, and corporate vending relationships.  Corporate & Venture Development includes: Vice Chancellor Corporate & Venture Development, Office of Licensing & Ventures, Office of Corporate Research Collaborations, Corporate Alliances & Development, Corporate Programs.  http://www.duke.edu/web/ost/