Events

MEDx Café

Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

An informal time set aside by MEDx leadership for discussions with faculty, staff and students. Learn more about MEDx, an initiative between the School of Medicine and the Pratt School of Engineering, and get help finding collaborators, resources, and connections. To chat, contact Donna Crenshaw directly at donna.crenshaw@duke.edu or 919-660-1915.

  • October 28 | Virtual
  • November 11 | Virtual

Upcoming Events

Leveraging Heart-Device Interactions to Determine Cardiac and Vascular State

Thursday, October 22

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Online

Presenter: Steven Keller, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven Keller, M.D. Ph.D., will discuss "Leveraging Heart-Device Interactions to Determine Cardiac and Vascular State."

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Harnessing the Power of AI in Otolaryngology & the Communication Sciences

Monday, October 26

9:00 am to 1:00 pm Virtual; link will be sent to registrants

Presenter: Researchers from Duke, other universities; NIH

You are cordially invited to a virtual event on Monday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, "Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Otolaryngology & the Communication Sciences." The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. The event will feature outstanding speakers from the Duke School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Northwestern University; University of California Irvine; and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, plus "rapid-fire" talks by faculty.

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BARDA Industry Day

Tuesday, October 27

(All day) Virtual

BARDA Industry Day is the annual meeting held to increase potential partner’s awareness of U.S. Government medical countermeasure priorities, interact with BARDA and ASPR staff, and network with public and private sector colleagues working in the Health Security space.

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The Entrepreneur's Journey: Firsthand Experiences in Founding, Building and Selling - 1

Tuesday, October 27

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Online

Presenter: Phil Benfey and Steve McClelland

In this workshop, successful entrepreneurs will share their own stories. Beginning with invention and ending with a company sale, you will hear about the challenges and victories at each step of the way. Our speakers will tell you what went well and what they will do differently next time. Speakers will also discuss creating barriers to competition, building a team, financing their venture, developing their product, and ultimately exiting the venture. This event will feature Phil Benfey, who will talk about his experience in agricultural biotechnology and Steve McClelland, who will talk about his experience in the software industry. Zoom information provided upon registration! Register: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfMpapRqnPkwKeV

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The Entrepreneur's Journey: Firshand Experiences in Founding, Building and Selling - 2

Thursday, November 5

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Online

Presenter: Bill Walker and Jay Strum

In this workshop, successful entrepreneurs will share their own stories. Beginning with invention and ending with a company sale, you will hear about the challenges and victories at each step of the way. Our speakers will tell you what went well and what they will do differently next time. Speakers will also discuss creating barriers to competition, building a team, financing their venture, developing their product, and ultimately exiting the venture. This event will feature Bill Walker, who has started and exited multiple medical device companies, and Jay Strum, from the pharmaceutical development sector. Zoom info provided upon registration! Register: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dmspXiPNJXlhApL

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Testing Assumptions to De-Risk Early Stage Ventures

Friday, November 6

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Presenter: Jamie Jones

Explore prototyping and designing, feasibility from market and technology perspectives, and risk and return profiles of an opportunity.

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NC IDEA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit

Monday, November 16 to Tuesday, November 17

(All day)

NC IDEA will host its second annual Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit this Fall with the ambition to rethink and reset economic development priorities through entrepreneurship for the state of North Carolina.

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Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur

Wednesday, December 2

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Online

Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur educates and prepares growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors.

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Fundamentals of Startup Law

Tuesday, December 8

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Online

Presenter: Justyn Kasierski, J.D.

Step through the legal matters founders face when starting a company. Entrepreneurs can save themselves headaches down the road if they focus on company formation issues and protecting intellectual property in the early stages of the game. In addition to different types of agreements, contracts, founders and equity holders, we'll touch upon kinds of investment, talking to investors, and having a board of directors. This event is a workshop and will require significant engagement from attendees. Participants will receive a copy of Hutchison's Founder's Handbook. Justyn Kasierski is a managing partner and advises technology and emerging growth companies at all stages of development on complex corporate transactions, including venture capital and private equity financings and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents angel and venture capital funds in their fundraising and investment activities. Zoom link provided upon registration. Registration: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cO9wPrsdzELoiC9

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Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur

Wednesday, December 9

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Online

The Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur workshop educates and prepares growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors.

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