Success Stories

Entrepreneurs in ECE

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.

Advanced Liquid Logic

lab on a chip technology

Wright Foods

patented food-packaging technology

Refresh Innovations, Inc.

compact contact lens cases

Applied Quantum Technologies

optimizing optical sensing systems

BizeeBee & Femgineer

web-based tools and training


scientific computing software

New Folder Consulting

signal processing & data analysis

Signal Innovations Group

big data analysis

SNUPI Technologies

sensor networks for the home

Triangle BioSystems International

Advanced neuro-technology


patented technology for spectrometers

Professor Jeff Glass

perspectives on engineer-entrepreneurs

Kymeta Corporation

metamaterials making a difference