CASE 2019-2020 Annual Report

We had another exciting year of impact at CASE! Read our 2019-2020 annual report to learn more about our accomplishments in our next gen, scaling and impact investing portfolios, as well as what we are looking forward to working on in the 2020-2021 academic year. Thank you to all of the donors, partners, advisory council […]

CASE and CASE i3 Fellowships: Community Like No Other

June 2020 If Hannah Ford, Duke MBA class of 2018, had to describe the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Fellowship program in one word, she would say it is community. In fact, from building skills in fellow-led design thinking workshops at Fuqua to participating in a virtual book club with her cohort […]

A Message from CASE on Racial Justice in America

June 2020 Dear CASE Community, Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Whiteness weaponized against Christian Cooper. Disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people of color. A global health pandemic layered on top of the pandemic of racism that has scourged our country for far too long. And to think that past weekend – May 31 – […]

Leveraging CASE Smart Impact Capital to Boost Accelerator Programs

April 2020 Logging onto CASE Smart Impact Capital TM for the first time, Priyanka Rao, Principal at FHI Ventures, was impressed. In the months leading up to finding this online toolkit from the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), Rao and her team had spent weeks researching, talking with experts and working to […]

Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Angel Networks

March 2020 When Alfredo Montoya founded Colaborativo in 2012 as an accelerator for enterprises, he didn’t know his work would evolve to mentoring entrepreneurs and investors.  Knowing that he wanted to work with entrepreneurs, Montoya started the accelerator as a way to support early-stage startups that were trying to use business as a force for […]

Coaching Social Enterprises to Scale

In 2019, CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the United States Agency of International Development’s (USAID) Global Development Lab Center for Applied Innovation and Acceleration selected eight social enterprises from USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures Portfolio to participate in the Growth Readiness Assessment and Coaching Project (GRA). Launched with the goal of identifying […]

SBSI 2020 Review: What it takes to lead in innovating for a better world

February 2020 “Strap in your seat belts, it is going to be a busy decade for impact and all of you have a role to play,” said Freya Williams, CEO of Futerra North America, as she opened the fifteenth annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact 2020 (SBSI 2020) Conference at Duke University’s Fuqua School of […]

Everything Impact Enterprises Need to Know About Hiring an MBA Intern

February 2020 McKinsey, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs – these are just a few of the companies that come to mind as those that typically look for MBA interns each summer. However, here at the CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, we believe that MBA candidates should also consider, and be considered for, internships in […]

Takeaways from the CEOs of the Largest Youth-Serving Organizations in the United States


February 2020 On February 10, 2020 Kevin Washington, the President and CEO of YMCA-USA, and Jim Clark, the President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, participated in the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Executive Speaker Series at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to kick off Fuqua Impact […]

Ommeed Sathe of Prudential Financial

February 2020 When Ommeed Sathe, Vice President of Impact Investments at Prudential Financial, joined the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business on January 28 as part of the CASE Executive Speaker Series, the last thing anyone in the room of nearly 100 people expected was for […]