Entrepreneurship Success Stories

Entrepreneurship is a trademark of Duke Electrical & Computer Engineering.

From commercializing applications of DNA to developing state-of-the-art security systems to launching popular websites, our faculty, alumni, and even students have a strong track record of turning research breakthroughs and innovative ideas into thriving companies. Explore the stories below to learn how they did it—and how Duke ECE can prepare you for success in a surprisingly wide range of fields.

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Advanced Liquid Logic

lab on a chip technology

Jungsang Kim in lab

Applied Quantum Technologies

optimizing optical sensing systems

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BizeeBee & Femgineer

web-based tools and training

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patented technology for spectrometers

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scientific computing software

David Smith and Nathan Kundtz in the lab

Kymeta Corporation

metamaterials making a difference

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New Folder Consulting

signal processing & data analysis

Jeff Glass in front of sign for the Center for Engineering Management

On-Campus Entrepreneurs

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Refresh Innovations, Inc.

compact contact lens cases

Larry Carin

Signal Innovations Group

big data analysis

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SNUPI Technologies

sensor networks for the home

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Triangle BioSystems International

advanced neuro-technology

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Wright Foods

patented food-packaging technology