DSV Final Reflections

Brendan Quinlan/ October 7, 2016/ 2016

By Ali Frank I have nothing negative to say about my 5 weeks spent on Duke in Silicon Valley. To start, I feel so grateful to have been exposed to the innovation, talent, creativity, and genius available in the Bay Area. Nuggets of lessons learned from successful speakers, classes I found mulling over late at night, companies I imagined myself

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A Closing Blog Post on My Duke in Silicon Valley Experience

Brendan Quinlan/ October 7, 2016/ 2016

By Ed Hannush I never thought that a five-week program could go by so fast. It feels like this past Monday that we were visiting Intuit at their headquarters and doing innovation workshops with their SVP & Chief of Staff, Lindsey Argalas. It was an amazing site visit, and started what was going to be a series of unique and

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DSV Final Thoughts

Brendan Quinlan/ October 7, 2016/ 2016

By Aditya Srinivasan In characteristic fashion, the last week of Duke in Silicon Valley has been just as exhausting as the previous four. But I’m not complaining. The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship program was somehow able to organize the most action-packed, memorable, challenging, inspirational, and perception-changing month I have ever had. From site visits to rapid prototyping, from hikes with

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Facebook Visit

Brendan Quinlan/ October 7, 2016/ 2016

By Claire North Facebook was one of my favorite visits by far. Although they couldn’t tell us all the secretive new products and software they were working on, it was extremely cool to hear from a panel of relatively recent Duke alums and walk around a little part of the campus. It’s a company that truly emulates the “Silicon Valley

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Snapshots of Week 3

Brendan Quinlan/ June 14, 2016/ 2016

Tava Indian Kitchen in San Francisco TechShop in San Jose CircleUp in San Francisco Testing their team products at Plug and Play

Guest Speaker Recap

Brendan Quinlan/ June 14, 2016/ 2016

By: Aditya Srinivasan A sudden silence enveloped the room. The forty-something members of the audience, students and faculty alike, sat dumbfounded and utterly mystified by the man addressing them. As the words spun from his mouth, they wove inspiration and fear, at the same time, into the minds of the audience.  This man was Vivek Wadha, a highly accomplished technology

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Student Recap- Week Two

Brendan Quinlan/ June 9, 2016/ 2016

By: Madison Boyan Week 2 Woohooo! We had the privilege of starting class with Dr. J this week. I say privilege because several of us have already started calling Dr. J the best professor we have ever had. Monday was Memorial Day and although, to our dismay, we did not have the day off from class we did have a

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Welcome to DSV- 2016

Brendan Quinlan/ June 6, 2016/ 2016

Greetings from Silicon Valley! Week two has officially come to an end and our students are fully immersed in the full Duke in Silicon Valley experience. While we are living in the Mountain View area, we have been traveling throughout the Bay to apply knowledge from the course in both learning and understanding the nuances of the many company visits

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