DSV Week Three: Innovation is Everywhere

Brendan Quinlan/ June 18, 2019/ 2019

Week three of Duke in Silicon Valley found our group of innovators and entrepreneurs visiting companies around the Bay Area, learning about tech companies, ranging from Uber and LinkedIn, to industries like venture capital. In addition, we continued to be mesmerized by Professor Salman Azar and the way in which he allows us to learn through his entrepreneurial experiences and

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DSV Week Three: The Power of Mission & Vision

Brendan Quinlan/ June 18, 2019/ 2019

This week, we continued our visits to tech companies including Uber, LinkedIn, Palantir, and innovative start-ups, including Impossible Foods and Rothy’s. The common thread that I found between these companies is their mission-driven culture to solve critical problems. Uber aims to bring smarter transportation to the world, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more successful, Palantir helps institutions

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Passion Leads to Purpose

Brendan Quinlan/ June 9, 2017/ 2017

These past two weeks have been filled with excitement as we have learned from some of Silicon Valley’s most influential figures.  Thursday, we were fortunate enough to meet with Duke Alumni, Greg Badros, Founder of Prepared Mind Innovations Inc., Melissa Dalis a data scientist, Ryan Toussaint a software engineer, Suyash Kumar another software engineer at Uber, and Ryan Callback the

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