Duke Program for Entrepreneurs: Business Idea Submission
Please limit this form to brief answers (if printed on a Word document, total text should be about two pages). Do not include information considered confidential. Students will be looking at this as a means of deciding which ideas to pursue. More info on the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E) can be found here:
An FAQ can be found here:
Business Idea Name
(or put "N/A" if you don't have a name)
The submitter's name
Your Email Address
Your Phone Number
How'd you hear about us?
Duke Univeristy OLV
NC State OTT
NC Biotechnology Center
Incoming Fuqua student idea
A non-Fuqua student idea
Duke I&E or DukeGEN email
An email from Howie
I certify that I am not including any confidential information in this document and that students and advisors will see this information.
Yes, I certify that I am not including any confidential information in this document and that students and advisors will see this information.
Brief description of the business idea
What industry vertical is your idea in?
Information Technology / Media / Entertainment (includes websites, hardware, multimedia)
Healthcare (includes biotech and med device)
Energy and the Environment (includes cleantech and sustainability)
Social Ventures (includes double bottom-line)
Consulting & Strategy
Consumer Marketing (includes consumer products and services)
In about 10 words, describe this business idea
e.g. medical device for knee injuries, magazine for 20-something athletes, website for restaurant franchise owners
Brief description of the underlying innovation and/or technology
What are you doing that's different that gives you a competitive edge in the marketplace?
Possible applications of your innovation and/or technology
So you have something innovative, how and why will customers use it (why does it matter to the purchaser/user/buyer)?
Status of the intellectual property (if applicable):
IP includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets (think Coke's formula)
Individuals currently involved (inventors, founders, etc...)
This business idea could really use a business school student to help lead the business and strategic planning efforts.
In other words, we recognize that business school students will play a lead role, and not merely play a secondary role to someone with business expertise already in the company.
Yes, this business idea could really use a business school student to help lead the business and strategic planning efforts.
Name of the key contact
Someone that students can speak with to learn more. Ideally, it's the inventor.
The key contact is ok with the students contacting the key contact to learn more about this business idea, sometime from July 1-July 24.
Basically, the key contact is on board with working with a business school student to advance this project (particularly the business side).
Yes, the key contact is ok with the students contacting the key contact to learn more about this business idea, sometime from July 1-July 24.
Email address for key contact
We'll have the students pool together so their initial email to you includes everyone interested in the idea.
Phone number for key contact
We'll have the students pool together so that they do a single conference call, rather than multiple calls to you.
Status of work already done and any funding to date
Significant barriers or challenges, if known
Estimate of the timeline to the marketplace / commercialization
Anything else you'd like to mention
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