DUhatch student business incubator connects enterprising students with mentors from faculty and industry, giving them office space, and facilitating business development to help solve the myriad problems a fledgling venture faces. DUhatch will help to turn innovative ideas into innovative businesses and social ventures. The goal of DUhatch is educational. Entrepreneurship is an area where the most learning occurs through doing and DUhatch is intended to provide this vital experiential component to complement the wide range of entrepreneurship support (curricular and co-curricular) that the university offers.
This focus on students and education sets DUhatch apart from most commercial business incubators and technology accelerators. The aim of the DUhatch student business incubator is to educate and to make entrepreneurship a more integral part of the Duke experience. In this regard, DUhatch is a truly multidisciplinary effort that brings together diverse areas of campus including technology, business, law, and medicine. DUhatch has space allocated for six early stage student ventures concurrently. Space is granted for one year up to a maximum of four years, provided that at least one team member is a Duke student at all times. At the end of each school year, the ventures wishing to remain in the incubator must reapply for admission each school year. For more info: