Maggie Finch - Duke University


November 2010:

  • Planning an Invention to Venture workshop in collaboration with the January 2011 Venture Capitalist Bootcamp.
  • Creating a student entrepreneurship network on campus, to direct students towards NCIIA's offerings.


Maggie Finch is a Master of Engineering Management student at Duke University, expecting to graduate in May 2011. Maggie also received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Duke University in May 2010. She doubled majored in Biomedical Engineering and English. During her undergraduate studies, Maggie worked as a technical writer for the Duke start-up Engineering World Health, a company dedicated to developing innovative health care technologies for the developing world. Through a program run by this company, Maggie spent a summer providing technical support to medical staff in a hospital in Tanzania, Africa. Maggie also spent a semester during her junior year studying both engineering and English abroad at Queen Mary University of London in the UK. At Duke, Maggie was an active member of the Duke Catholic Center, the Society of Women Engineers, and Alpha Phi sorority. Maggie grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida where she attended Wellington High School.

Maggie's vision
I am passionate about innovation that has a positive social impact on our world. My summer in Tanzania opened my eyes to the need for inexpensive but effective health care products, and I hope to be an entrepreneur in this field. During my year as a Student Ambassador, I hope to create excitement in the general student body for innovation and to reenergize the existing entrepreneurial groups.  I specifically want focus on planning events that highlight innovation that is profitable but also has a social benefit.