* See the Program Schedule page for a more detailed itinerary, including information regarding travel to and from the program site.
Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center and Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO), in conjunction with Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Pratt School of Engineering, offer a four-week, one-course program in northern California’s Silicon Valley. Situating students in the nation’s hub for innovative enterprise, the program is designed to give them an intensive course experience in the creation of a new venture, both commercial and social.
Students will tour research facilities and company headquarters throughout the Bay Area and interact with the founders and leaders of the country’s most innovative companies. These visits give students an opportunity to observe the process of building new enterprises up close, inspiring them in their own ventures.