Duke Start-Up Challenge

Duke student entrepreneurs solve energy challenges

Dan Chow

by Dan Chow, MEM/MBA ’15 Dan Chow is a Duke graduate student pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Environmental Management and Business Administration. In this column, Dan shares his experiences pursuing environment-related entrepreneurial ventures at Duke. Ideation I first became interested in energy entrepreneurship while working on a geothermal-based start-up as an undergraduate at Middlebury College. […]

HyTower Energy Storage takes top prize in Duke Start-Up Challenge

Congratulations to the $50,000 grand prize winners of the 11th Annual Duke Start-Up Challenge: Will Fadrhonc (MEM/MBA), Tripp Hyde (MEM/MEMP), and Matt Kaufmann (MEM/MBA)!. Their venture, HyTower Energy Storage, would convert out-of-service water towers into energy storage systems. The team was selected from a record 110 competitors. Read more in The Chronicle: “Energy storage project wins $50K grand […]