We recommend reviewing the application first (because you cannot save it), preparing all the required materials, and then returning to complete the application.
Due January 20, 2018 at 11:59pm PT/2:59am ET.
Teams are welcome to apply! Each individual should apply separately, but list the same Startup Name, and you can do a group video or individual videos.
Have a question or comment? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at MelissaAndDoug@duke.edu
Please tell us about yourself, what you've done in the past that's entrepreneurial, and what you'd like to do as part of Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs. Why do you want to be an entrepreneur?
If you're a team, you can make a group video (or individual videos), but have each person introduce themselves.
Link to your video on YouTube (leave it unlisted, no password)
1 to 10 minutes long.
Choose either:- a Simple Video: It can be you just talking to the camera. Tell us about yourself, and what you've done that's entrepreneurial. And what do you want to do as part of the program? No special editing needed.
- a Creative Video: It can have multiple scenes or other people in it. It can even have animations. Be creative! These can be really impactful if done well. But might want to include elements of a Simple Video, talking into the camera about yourself and your idea.
Don't share anything sensitive or confidential. Assume that other people will see it and that it will be publicly available.
1. University and Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs Policies: I will comply with all Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs policies included in this document, the Duke Honor Code, and community standards. I understand that noncompliance may result in dismissal from the program at any time
2. I understand I am subject to Duke University academic, disciplinary, student conduct, and any other relevant university record checks to verify this application. If I am put on disciplinary or academic probation after Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs acceptance for a term that overlaps the program dates, I will be dismissed from the Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs program immediately.
3. I consent to participate in research relevant to the administration and impacts of the Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs program. I understand that my responses to Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs administered surveys, the content I provide to Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs administered blogs, videos and/or written or recorded records (including capstone papers) may be used as primary sources for research. I understand that Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs will also have access to select transcript information including but not limited to my gender, race/ethnicity, years of enrollment and graduation, intended or declared major, and student identification number to support relevant research. I understand that no individually identifying data about me or my participation will be shared publicly without Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs first obtaining verbal or written consent and that my data will only be shared in aggregated formats combined with that of other Melissa & Doug Entrepreneurs participants. Relevant information and research may be published or shared internally at Duke, including with other programs and departments, and externally with other institutions, organizations and publications.