What do a mobile phone application, a farming project in Liberia, and a website focusing on outdoor recreation in Iceland have in common? They’re all ventures being developed by students living in InCube, Duke’s new residential program for budding student entrepreneurs.
InCube offers its residents both the incubation space for promising ideas and a peer group of students to urge each other on.
“It’s really hard to start a business,” says computer science major Fabio Berger, who is currently working on his second start-up—an investment education website—since beginning his Duke education. “It’s so important to have a support group of like-minded people who will help you make it a reality and to stay focused when it takes time away from your social life.”