Duke Reunion Panels

Dr. Larry Boyd was part of two panels during the Duke Reunion weekend:

Friday April 17
Pratt School of Engineering “Conversation with the Dean" (Formerly the "State of the School” Address)
Schiciano Auditorium, Fitzpatrick Center, West Campus
Dean Tom Katsouleas talked about Pratt's recent achievements and endeavors, followed by brief interviews with Will Patrick, Pratt Senior Class President and member of Engineers Without Borders, Dr. Lawrence Boyd, Assoc Director, Duke Center for Entrepreneurship and Research and Commercialization, and Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, Director, Tissue Optical Spectroscopy Lab, whose research has been featured on ABC World News. After the interviews there was a Q&A session with the audience, followed by an informal reception.

Saturday April 18
Financial Crisis: Aftermath and the Road Ahead
Connel Fullenkamp, Lawrence Boyd Ph.D. ’07, and John Graham Ph.D.’94, P’11
Connel Fullenkamp, associate professor of the practice of economics, Lawrence Boyd Ph.D. ’07, associate director of Duke’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, and John Graham Ph.D.’94, D. Richard Mead Jr. Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, reflected on the aftermath of the economic crisis under the new administration. For example, how are venture capitalists and other forms of start-ups affected and how are firms finding the financing they need to make investments--or stay afloat. What will be the effect of the stimulus packages and bailouts and what regulatory changes must result?

Presentation by Dr. Larry Boyd

Dr. Larry Boyd gave a presentation at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance which was held March 19 - 21, 2009 in Alexandria, Virginia.  The presentation was titled "Interdisciplinary Education in Engineering Entrepreneurship - Stimulating Innovation and Supporting Entrepreneurial Endeavors on the University Campus."  Dr. Boyd is the Associate Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization.   For more information, click on the following link:


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Lecture by CERC Associate Director

CERC Associate Director, Dr. Larry Boyd, gave a talk at the University of Toledo on September 12th, 2008. For details on that lecture click on the following link:


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DUHatch Student Business Incubator

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:

Division of Cardiology needs Students

Duke University's Division of Cardiology are in need of 3-4 students to create a strategic business plan for an adult multidisciplinary cardiology genetics clinic,one of the first of its kind in the world! Opportunity to interact with physicians, hospital administrators, and a variety of other health care professionals over this tree to four-month commitment. Please contact Bimal Shah. MD, MBA .