As an entrepreneurship educator, the lack of equity in entrepreneurship is a topic that concerns me deeply and one that the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CEI) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is committed to positively impacting. I want to explain more about why and why now.

First, entrepreneurship…


A couple weeks ago I was contacted by a recent graduate of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Gabby Bashist, who is advising founder of MomBox, Kate Westervelt, on a fundraising strategy for the early-stage venture. They wanted to know if there was a way to include a code of conduct…


Agility is a required trait for startups who are constantly navigating uncertainty. And, recent tectonic shifts have escalated uncertainty to a new levels — not just for startups but for established firms, too. …


Let week, the students at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business had the opportunity to learn from Troy Henikoff, Managing Director at MATH Venture Partners about how startups can survive apocalyptic events, like the COVID-19 crisis. Troy’s experience with leading a startup through a swift economic downturn comes from both leading…


Predictions for Innovations that Will Emerge from the COVID-19 Crisis.

Times of crisis have produced innovation gems, from miniaturization of CT 3-D scanning and the launch of Meetup out of 9/11 to the founding of Slack and Github out of the 2009 financial crisis. We can expect the COVID-19 crisis to be no different. From a design thinking perspective, everyone…


Predictions for Innovations that Will Emerge from the COVID-19 Crisis.

Times of crisis have produced innovation gems, from miniaturization of CT 3-D scanning and the launch of Meetup out of 9/11 to the founding of Slack and Github out of the 2009 financial crisis. We can expect the COVID-19 crisis to be no different. From a design thinking perspective, everyone…


Predictions for Innovations that Will Emerge from the COVID-19 Crisis.

Times of crisis have produced innovation gems, from miniaturization of CT 3-D scanning and the launch of Meetup out of 9/11 to the founding of Slack and Github out of the 2009 financial crisis. We can expect the COVID-19 crisis to be no different. From a design thinking perspective, everyone…


Times of crisis have produced innovation gems, from miniaturization of CT 3-D scanning and the launch of Meetup out of 9/11 to the founding of Slack and Github out of the 2009 financial crisis. We can expect the COVID-19 crisis to be no different. From a design thinking perspective, everyone…


Reaching out to someone you don’t know about your business idea may feel intimidating; however, understanding a problem or an industry from the point of view of a stranger — someone that doesn’t feel obligated to make you feel good about your idea like your family and friends do —…


My colleagues at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Prof. Victor Bennett and Prof. Aaron Chatterji, surveyed over 30,409 individuals in the US and found that less than 20% of individuals who consider launching a business speak to someone they do not already know about their business idea.* In fact, fewer…

Jamie N. Jones, PhD

I teach innovation & entrepreneurship at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Reformed chemist. I believe in the power of science to change the world.

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