The tech entrepreneur who helped Duke University launch its Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative two years ago, is returning to her tech startup roots.
Kimberly Jenkins, a Duke alumna and former trustee, plans to join a tech startup, the university disclosed Tuesday.
The name of the venture was not disclosed.
Jenkins had served as a senior advisor at Duke.
“I’m an entrepreneur at heart, so we agreed when I started that my role would be to help get this initiative off the ground, weave it into the mission of the university and assemble a team of great people to take it forward,” Jenkins said in a statement.
“We’re now in a great place and I’m excited to see how everyone at Duke will carry on this work, from training undergraduates and graduate students to start their own businesses and social ventures to encouraging faculty to move their discoveries into the marketplace to create new jobs and industries,” she added.
The program received a $15 million gift from Duke trustee David Rubenstein in May.
Robert Calderbank, dean of natural sciences in the College of Arts and Science, will replace Jenkins on an interim basis.