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Duke Students: The Accelerator provides students opportunities to learn from and work with social entrepreneurs on the front lines of global social issues. Potential opportunities may include participating in our Student Advisory Group, upcoming events on campus, research projects, and internships. To learn more, contact Taylor Conger.

Duke Faculty & Staff: If you have research or other interests in MHH innovation specifically, or innovation in the field of social entrepreneurship more generally, contact Taylor Conger.

Be A Mentor

Through the Accelerator, our social entrepreneurs will have access to a multitude of diverse resources, including UNICEF subject matter experts, Duke University faculty and students, monthly capacity building webinars, and a week-long residency at Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative in the heart of Durham’s innovation district. We seek to create an ecosystem of support to provide social entrepreneurs with the mentorship, advice, training, and funding necessary to scale their impact. Do you want to become an integral part of the DUIA network and provide invaluable insights, experience, and expertise to the social entrepreneurs they work with throughout the life of the cohort?


Your gift is an investment in solving the most challenging and pressing social problems facing the world today. For more information on giving to Duke University’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, please email Brian Mahnke. For more information on giving to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, please email Casey Marsh.

Social Innovation Symposium


(originally scheduled for April 3rd, 2020)

This event has been postponed until further notice due to the global coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.

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Exploring Social Impact: Period.

A symposium on scaling innovations for children through the lens of gender equity, followed by a cocktail reception.

Join us for a global convening of next generation changemakers, academics, philanthropists, business leaders, activists, and students. This dynamic symposium will spotlight the newly minted Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator entrepreneurs in conversations with other experts and practitioners on the front lines of social innovation and gender equality.

Media and Press Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Sarah Morrison and Gabriela Arias.

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