Fuqua Fast Pitch // applications open in February
Fuqua Fast Pitch celebrates the entrepreneurial activity happening across Fuqua. All Fuqua student-founders are encouraged to apply to compete for non-dilutive funding and access to resources and support. Applications open in February with the event taking place on April 8, 2022.
CASE Launch Pad // Spring
The CASE Launch Pad includes a $10,000 grant, plus tailored coaching from CASE staff and our global network of impact enterprise leaders. Required Pop-up Workshop in January, application due in February.
Prototyping Funds // rolling
Funding to prototype or test your startup idea. Applications are accepted on a rolling-basis.
Co-lab funding // rolling
Small seed funding and mentorship for innovative projects with technology.
NC IDEA // Fall (August) and spring (February) grant cycles
Micro grants: awards $10K in funding to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea.
Seed grants: offers early stage companies the critical funding they need to scale faster; 50K grants are awarded to innovative startups with a proven concept — even if they are not yet profitable.
Rice Business Plan Competition // applications open in February
The competition, entering its 21st year, gives collegiate entrepreneurs real-world experience to pitch their startups, enhance their business strategy and learn what it takes to launch a successful company. 54 teams from around the world competing for more than $1.6 million in cash and prizes.
Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge // Duke application opens MONTH
For social ventures that are addressing one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Finalists are selected from an internal competition facilitated by Duke.
🎯Duke I&E also maintains a list of Duke and regional funding opportunities, which you can view here.
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