“Ideas are a dime a dozen. The great developmental experience is finishing something…By definition, students that aren’t in the business in doing something with a real result are deprived of that opportunity to have that last developmental experience.”

Enterprising Leadership Initiative

The Enterprising Leadership Initiative, or ELI, guides students through the Social Entrepreneurship in Action course to develop the social entrepreneurship skills needed to become change agents and lead social ventures that benefit Duke and Durham communities. 

Cordes Innovation Awards

In partnership with Cordes Foundation, Ashoka U seeks to recognize globally relevant teaching, learning, and partnership practices that may be adapted and replicated across the field.

2012