Supporting the development and launch of new companies
Our goal is to provide a bridge for young startups to cross the entrepreneurial "valley of death," so that they can arrive at a point at which they attract investment.
The BRiDGE opened in 2018 thanks to a generous gift from Duke alumnus Alan L. Kaganov, and matching funds from Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and its Department of Biomedical Engineering.
What BRiDGE Provides
- Access to 2,000 square feet of lab and office space in The Chesterfield building
- Expert mentoring for company leaders
- An internship program for Duke Engineering master's students
The Chesterfield is a life sciences and technology research facility in downtown Durham, North Carolina redeveloped from a former cigarette factory.
Our startup companies have access to:
- Leased lab benches in shared laboratory
- Leased cubicles
- Cell culture room
- Fume hood room
- Shared equipment rooms
- Shared offices and conference rooms
- Building amenities
Duke EngEn mentors provide new company leaders with advice, guidance and education in the creation and refinement of their business plans.
This program provides summer internship opportunities to outstanding Duke Engineering master's students, who gain hands-on experience at new companies based in BRiDGE.