Our Top Posts of 2015

CASE had another busy and exciting year in 2015! We thought we’d share our most viewed posts for the year: #1: Did You Know? 10 Facts About CASE 600 students serving on nonprofit Boards. $12.1 million to launch a university accelerator program. Thousands of students taught. Partnership with the White House. Awards, speakers, and so […]

Meet Alden Zecha, CASE’s First Executive-in-Residence

In our quest to develop the next generation of social impact leaders, CASE’s work doesn’t stop in the classroom. We connect students with practitioners to tackle the real world challenges of social entrepreneurship and translate research in to practice, ensuring that our work helps innovators improve and scale their impact. To contribute to this important […]

Noora Health: Empowering Families as Caregivers

This post was written by Karen Ottoni, Fuqua MBA 2016. Karen arrived at the Fuqua School of Business after spending several years living abroad in Burundi and Ethiopia working in international development, primarily with USAID and USAID-funded projects. The experience inspired her to explore disruptive innovations happening at the intersection of business and social impact and is what […]

3 Trends in East African Healthcare from Investors’ Circle Investor Forum: Nairobi 2015

This post is part of our series on SEAD’s recent visit to East Africa to work with our innovators in the field and put on events in Nairobi focused on healthcare innovation and scaling in East Africa. Learn more about the trip here. Right now is an exciting time to be involved in global health […]

Vaatsalya & Sevamob: The “Food Truck” Approach to Scaling Up Health

The 7,000 miles between Clover, a bustling, chain of healthy fast food restaurants in Boston, and Vaatsalya Heathcare Solutions, a chain of hospitals serving patients in semi-rural cities in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, might seem too great a distance for innovation to percolate. But when Dr. Ashwin Naik, who co-founded Vaatsalya in 2005, heard best-selling author and […]

Behind the Scenes at a Kampala Clinic

This post was written by Evelyn Powery, a Fuqua MBA 2015 graduate. While at Fuqua, she served as student co-chair for CASE i3 and as a CASE Fellow. Prior to Fuqua, Evelyn served in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching high school English and training Filipino teachers and principals. Evelyn’s internship was supported by […]

A Year of Impact and Progress  

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Edison A university-wide Ebola Innovation Challenge that inspired 160+ students to think about how they can use their skills to solve real world challenges. Twenty-five global health social entrepreneurs who are touching tens of millions of people […]

Welcome to the 2015 SEAD Innovators!

The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), of which CASE is a partner, is proud to announce the 2015 cohort of innovators. These eight innovators now bring the SEAD network to 25 innovators in East Africa, India, and Latin America. From innovative approaches to healthcare access to technology development, our newest innovators all have the potential […]

Students Innovate on Ebola

Recently, CASE – along with partners from SEAD, Duke I&E, DGHI, IPIHD, DIHI, & Sanford – launched a challenge to bring together interdisciplinary teams of students and expert judges around a critical real world problem: Ebola. 2014 has brought on the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded. The disease is causing widespread fear and disruption and, as parts […]

Ending Needless Blindness in Mexico

This post was written by second year MBA student Tim Morilla. During this summer Tim interned at salaUno, an eye care clinic in Mexico that seeks to offer high quality eye care service at affordable prices. Tim’s internship was supported by the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD), the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke […]