June 23, 2016

The proposed ideas can be a concept or a simple prototype, but must need to have a clear business and value proposition. The event will be formatted after the television show Shark Tank.

Several senior leaders have pledged to invest actual dollars in order to earn a coveted place at the Investors Table. The Innovation Jam will also be an incredible opportunity to be noticed by some of the most important people at Duke and have their undivided attention. Six to eight innovative and well-conceptualized ideas will be selected to pitch to our esteemed Investors. Submissions are due by 5pm on Friday, August 12th and open to staff, faculty, residents, and students from Duke Health, Duke University, and Duke University Health System.

Teams can consist of individuals from different divisions, departments, and schools. The Innovation Jam is an exciting chance to see what the best and brightest can pitch to our Investors and hear what our Investors think! Event attendance is open to both Duke and external audiences.




August 12, 2016 (5pm)  – Submission Deadline

Week of September 5, 2016 - DIHI will notify finalists

September 5 through September 23 - Presentation preparations

September 26 (5PM) - Finalists to submit final presentation to DIHI 

October 4, 2016 – Innovation Jam