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Exploration & Experimentation for Entrepreneurship

This is the fourth installment in a five-part series on the CAH’s Startup Lab, our academic incubator program for health and finance tech startups. We’re demystifying why and how a behavioral economics research center at Duke supports and collaborates with entrepreneurs. We’re looking for startups that are eager to experiment, and demonstrate a passion for…

An Update: Happy 50th Birthday Dan!

a Surprising Dan A while back we asked for your help surprising Dan for his 50th Birthday. After 300+ photos from around the world were submitted, we worked to piece together a story about Dan’s journey over the past 50 years. You can see the product of all of your contributions below: a a Thanks…

Health & Finance Entrepreneurs, We’re Looking for You

This is the third installment in a five-part series on the CAH’s Startup Lab, our academic incubator program for health and finance tech startups. We’re demystifying why and how a behavioral economics research center at Duke supports and collaborates with entrepreneurs.  We’re looking for startups that are eager to experiment, and demonstrate a passion for…

An Academic Incubator

The CAH is inviting health and finance startups to join the Startup Lab program (October ’17-June ’18). The Startup Lab supports problem-solvers by making behavioral economics findings accessible and applicable. Applications are only open until June 30th at 5pm EST–  Apply now. a What does it mean to be an academic incubator? In the video above,…

Build better health and finance tech products for humans. Join the Startup Lab.

This is the second installment in a five-part series on the CAH’s Startup Lab, our academic incubator program for health and finance tech startups. We’re demystifying why and how a behavioral economics research center at Duke supports and collaborates with entrepreneurs. We’re excited to announce that we’re searching for our next class of the Startup…

Exercise Blog Series, Part 2: Feeling Depressed? Ask your doctor about exercise.

Part 2 of a Series By: Jamie Foehl and Zachary Zenko, PhD   You’re probably familiar with the notion that exercise might help with depression. Maybe you’ve seen an article or headline that starts off with something like: “There’s evidence suggesting that exercise can help with depression.” Have you ever wondered what that “evidence” is?…

Just Launched: Financial coaching app infused with behavioral science principles

Financial counseling is one intervention that has consistently shown positive results in changing behavior across financial, medical, and health fields. The only problem? Because of the high touch model, it’s tough to scale and accessible only to people who have funds to pay. Our team at Common Cents worked with employee financial wellness company Retiremap to…

Supporting Problem-Solvers through the Startup Lab

This is the first installment in a five-part series on the CAH’s Startup Lab, our academic incubator program for health and finance tech startups. We’re demystifying why and how a behavioral economics research center at Duke supports and collaborates with entrepreneurs. We’re looking for startups that are eager to experiment, and demonstrate a passion for…

Beginning at the End

Part of the CAH Startup Lab’s Experimenting in Business Series By Rachael Meleney and Aline Holzwarth Missteps in business are costly—they drain time, energy, and money. Of course, business leaders never start a project with the intention to fail—whether it’s implementing a new program, launching a new technology, or trying a new marketing campaign. Yet,…