Entrepreneurship road trip to Duke brings student innovators together 

Elon’s Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community travelled to Duke University to share ideas and network with Duke entrepreneurship students.  

Elon Students visited Duke University and attended the "Every Day I'm Hustlin': Sourcing opportunities as an entrepreneur" seminar presented by Aaron Dinin.
Elon’s Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community attended a networking dinner with Duke University’s student-run, entrepreneurial residential community The Cube as part of Elon’s entrepreneurship road trip program.

Members in The Cube spoke with Elon students about their current projects. During their time in The Cube, members are expected to produce a product or service that can be brought to the general market. Some of the projects that were discussed included a lotion that will help athletes’ hands stay dry and a technology platform that will allow people to browse the Internet without WiFi.

While at Duke, the Elon students also attended the event “Every Day I’m Hustlin’: Sourcing opportunities as an entrepreneur,” which was sponsored by the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Duke alumus Aaron Dinin, founder of RocketBolt, told his story of how he went from an academic career with a Ph.D. in English to launching a new software venture. At RocketBolt, Dinin built a backend technology and infrastructure that makes improving website success as simple as adding a single line of code.

Scott Kelly, coordinator for student entrepreneurship and instructor in marketing, organized and accompanied the Elon students on the trip.

Elon’s ELLC holds road trips to expand student learning from the classroom to real-world settings. The ELLC opened in the fall of 2013 to foster collaboration and innovation. The community is located on the third floor of Colonnades A and its main activities include weekly lunches, road trips, startup challenges and promoting entrepreneurial thinking.