DukeGEN Networking Events

Plan for 2022 DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Events

Please plan on the following dates for DukeGEN networking events:

  • #38 Tuesday 2 March

  • #39 Tuesday 10 August

  • #34 Tuesday 16 November (Thanksgiving is 24th) (plan for virtual events for pandemic safety)

To host an event in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Reid Lewis at dukegen@reidlewis.com

The 5th Virtual & 37th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - 16 November, 2021

Get out your business cards! On 16 November, 2021, we'll be hosting the 5th Virtual & 37th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15,000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! The listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are virtual and will take place on Tuesday 16 November, unless otherwise noted:

  • Singapore - (RSVP here) - Co-hosts: Michele Eidam CCMBA'13, Sergey Khusnetdinov CCMBA'13

  • Washington DC - 6-8 PM Eastern (RSVP here) Join our Zoom here - Hosted by T. Reid Lewis '84

To host an event in your city or region, please contact Reid Lewis at dukegen@reidlewis.com

The 4th Virtual & 36th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - 10 August, 2021

Get out your business cards! On 10 August, 2021, we'll be hosting the 4th Virtual & 36th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15,000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! The listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are virtual and will take place on Tuesday 10 August, unless otherwise noted:

  • Africa 18 August at 7 PM GMT (RSVP & Zoom here) Hosted by Sergey Khusnetdinov MBA ’13 with guest Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital

  • Denver 6-7 PM Mountain (RSVP here) - Hosted by Jonathan Lee & Sai Venkataramanan

  • Europe (coming soon)

  • Latin America 18 August at 7 PM Sao Paulo time - (RSVP & Zoom here) Hosted by Derek Gallo '98 & Sergey Khusnetdinov MBA ’13 with guests Frederico Rizzo MBA'14 and Geraldo Melzer MBA'11

  • New York City, NY - 6-8 PM Eastern (RSVP here) (Zoom here) (flyer here)

  • Moscow Russia/CIS - 11th of August at 7 pm Moscow time - (RSVP here) - Hosted by Sergey Khusnetdinov MBA ’13

  • Pittsburgh, PA (Zoom here) 6 to 7 pm - hosted by Alex Parrish '87

  • Singapore - 11th of August at 7 pm Singapore time - (RSVP here) - Co-hosts: Michele Eidam CCMBA'13, Sergey Khusnetdinov CCMBA'13

  • Washington DC - 6-8 PM Eastern (RSVP here) Join our Zoom here - Hosted by T. Reid Lewis '84

To host an event in your city or region, please contact Reid Lewis at dukegen@reidlewis.com

The 3rd Virtual & 35th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - 2 March, 2021

Get out your business cards! On 2 March, 2021, we'll be hosting the 3rd Virtual & 35th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15,000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are virtual and will take place on Tuesday 2 March, unless otherwise noted:

If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Reid Lewis at at dukegen@reidlewis.com

The 2nd Virtual & 34th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - 17 November, 2020

Get out your business cards! On 17 November, 2020, we'll be hosting the 2nd Virtual & 34th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15,000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are virtual and will take place on Tuesday 17 November, unless otherwise noted:

  • Denver, CO (RSVP) @ Conference on RSVP - 6:00 - 7:15 PM MT - Hosted by Jonathan Lee & Sai Venkataramanan

  • Europe (RSVP) @ Conference on RSVP - 6:00 -8:00 PM CET hosted by Sergey Husnetdinov, Duke MBA ’13

  • Washington DC (RSVP) @ Join our Zoom conference - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET - hosted by T. Reid Lewis '84

If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Reid Lewis at at dukegen@reidlewis.com

The 1st Virtual & 33rd DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - 11 August, 2020

Get out your business cards! On 11 August, 2020, we'll be hosting the 1st Virtual & 33rd DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15,000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are virtual and will take place on Tuesday 11 August, unless otherwise noted:

  • Denver, CO (RSVP here) @ Zoom Conference available on RSVP - 6:00 - 7:15 PM MT - Hosted by Jonathan Lee & Sai Venkataramanan

  • Moscow, RU (RSVP here) @ Zoom Conference available on RSVP hosted by Sergey Husnetdinov, Duke MBA ’13

  • Washington DC (RSVP here) @ Join our Zoom conference - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - hosted by T. Reid Lewis '84

If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Reid Lewis at at dukegen@reidlewis.com

The 32nd DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - 4 March, 2020

Get out your business cards! On 4 March, 2020, we'll be hosting the 32nd DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are on Wednesday 4 March, unless otherwise noted:

  • New York, NY (RSVP here) (Monarch Rooftop 71 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001 https://www.monarchrooftop.com) hosted by Cinthya Garza, Duke MBA '13)

  • Moscow, RU (RSVP soon) Feb 26th @ CraftLAB.bar on Mashkova st. 28/20 srt.1 hosted by Sergey Husnetdinov, Duke MBA ’13

  • Pittsburgh, PA (RSVP here) @ Olive or Twist 140 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA - 5 to 8 pm - hosted by Alex Parrish '87

  • Washington DC (RSVP here) @ Le Pain Quotidien 2000 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - hosted by T. Reid Lewis '84

If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Reid Lewis at at dukegen@reidlewis.com

The 31st DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - 19 November, 2019

Get out your business cards! On November 19th, 2019, we'll be hosting the 31th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are on November 19, unless otherwise noted:

  • Durham, NC (RSVP @ 2nd Floor, East Duke Market Place on East Campus) hosted by Howie Rhee

  • Moscow, RU (RSVP @ CraftLab on Marshakova st. 28/20 s1, Moscow) Speaker - Georgy Mikaberidze - CEO of Rosinfocominvest - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 19 November hosted by Sergey Husnetdinov, Duke MBA ’13

  • Pittsburgh, PA (RSVP to alex@parrishlawoffices.com @ Olive or Twist, 140 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ) - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 19 November hosted by Alex Parrish '87

  • San Francisco, CA (RSVP @ Fort Point Brewing (SF Ferry Building) One San Francisco Bay Trail #54, San Francisco ) - 5 - 7:00 PM 19 November hosted by Chase Olivieri

  • Washington DC (RSVP) - @ Le Pain Quotidien 2000 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036 - 20 November 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM hosted by T. Reid Lewis '84

If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Reid Lewis at at dukegen@reidlewis.com

The 30th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - August 14, 2019

Get out your business cards! On August 14th, 2019, we'll be hosting the 30th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are on August 14, unless otherwise noted:

  • Denver, CO (RSVP & Location soon) - Sai Venkataramanan

  • Durham, NC (RSVP & Location soon) - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Howie Rhee, Monika Hirschbichler

  • Moscow, RU 15-August (RSVP & Location ) - Sergey Husnetdinov, Duke MBA’13

  • Seattle, WA (RSVP) - Julia Fryett, Chris Haberle and Soren Peterson - Optimism Brewing (1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122)

  • Washington DC (RSVP) - Reid Lewis '84 @ Le Pain Quotidien on P Street

Also, we're proud to be supporting the Duke Angel Network, https://dukeangelnetwork.duke.edu/. If you are an accredited investor and would like to learn more, please visit our website and reach out to us. Additionally, if you are an early-stage startup looking for capital, with a Duke affiliation through your founding team, management team or board, please consider applying on our website.

We've had success with generating online discussions with our Facebook Groups (4,000 members on our main group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dukegen/). We're now looking to take an additional step to create a great online community for Duke folks interested in entrepreneurship.

Please join our Slack channel. This is a great way to participate in some further discussions about what's next in entrepreneurship, in a community of Duke folks.

If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Reid Lewis at reid dot lewis at alumni dot duke dot edu

The 29th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - 8 May 2019

Get out your business cards! On May 8th, 2019, we'll be hosting the 29th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are on May 8th, unless otherwise noted:

  • Denver, CO (RSVP & Location) - 8-May - Sai Venkataramanan @ Rice Co-Working space, 730 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80206.

  • Moscow, RU (RSVP & Location ) - 6-March - Discussion with blockchain speakers from event in November 2017

  • Durham, NC (RSVP & Location) - 8 May - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Howie Rhee, Monika Hirschbichler

  • Seattle, WA (RSVP coming soon)- August, date TBD - Jennifer Beall Saxton @ location TBD

  • Washington DC (rescheduling) - Reid Lewis '84

Also, we're proud to be supporting the Duke Angel Network, https://dukeangelnetwork.duke.edu/. If you are an accredited investor and would like to learn more, please visit our website and reach out to us. Additionally, if you are an early-stage startup looking for capital, with a Duke affiliation through your founding team, management team or board, please consider applying on our website.

We've had success with generating online discussions with our Facebook Groups (3,000 members on our main group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dukegen/). We're now looking to take an additional step to create a great online community for Duke folks interested in entrepreneurship.

Please join our Slack channel. This is a great way to participate in some further discussions about what's next in entrepreneurship, in a community of Duke folks.

If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Reid Lewis at reid dot lewis at alumni dot duke dot edu


The 28th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - August 2018

Get out your business cards! On August 8th, 2018, we'll be hosting the 28th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are on August 8th, unless otherwise noted:

  • *August 9th* Atlanta (RSVP here) - Cody Chesneau '14 @ Battle & Brew

  • Moscow (RSVP here) - Sergey Husnetdinov '13 @ SAP Digital Center

  • NYC (RSVP here) - Echo Hindle-Yang, Fuqua '10 @ Turnmill Bar

  • *August 9th* Pittsburgh (RSVP here) - Alex Parrish '87 @ Olive or Twist

  • *August 15th* Tampa/St. Pete (RSVP here) - Mark Mangum, Divinity @ Big Storm Brewing Company

  • Washington DC (RSVP here) - Reid Lewis '84 @ Le Pain Quotidien on P Street

Also, we're proud to be supporting the Duke Angel Network, https://dukeangelnetwork.duke.edu/. If you are an accredited investor and would like to learn more, please visit our website and reach out to us. Additionally, if you are an early-stage startup looking for capital, with a Duke affiliation through your founding team, management team or board, please consider applying on our website.

We've had success with generating online discussions with our Facebook Groups (3,000 members on our main group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dukegen/). We're now looking to take an additional step to create a great online community for Duke folks interested in entrepreneurship. Please join our Slack channel.

https://join.slack.com/t/dukebullpen/shared_invite/enQtMzIzMjk1MTAzNDU4LWI2ZWQ4NmUxYjIyMWRmMjFhZmIzZjExNDllYTZhNzIzYTIyMmRjOTY1NjNhZDlkNGE4MDg3MWU3MDMyOTFhM2M

This is a great way to participate in some further discussions about what's next in entrepreneurship, in a community of Duke folks.


If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Coco Chen at yc222@duke.edu

The 27th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - March 5th

Get out your business cards! On March 5th, 2018, we'll be hosting the 27th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are March 5th, unless otherwise noted:

  • Denver/Boulder (RSVP here) - Sai Venkataramanan, '17 @ Mersive

  • *March 1st* Moscow (RSVP here) - Sergey Husnetdinov '13 @ SAP Office

  • Research Triangle (RSVP here) - Howie Rhee '04 @ The Bullpen

  • San Francisco (RSVP here) - David Perkins '14, Jen Snook '11, Chase Olivieri '11 @ Cafe X

  • São Paulo (RSVP here) - Fernando Cembranelli '14, Jorge Mendes '13, Frederico Rizzo '14 @ TBD

  • Seattle (RSVP here) - Chris Haberle Fuqua '13, Julia Fryett '04, Soren Peterson '12 @ Optimism Brewing


Also, we're proud to be supporting the Duke Angel Network, https://dukeangelnetwork.duke.edu/. If you are an accredited investor and would like to learn more, please visit our website and reach out to us. Additionally, if you are an early-stage startup looking for capital, with a Duke affiliation through your founding team, management team or board, please consider applying on our website.

We've had success with generating online discussions with our Facebook Groups (3,000 members on our main group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dukegen/). We're now looking to take an additional step to create a great online community for Duke folks interested in entrepreneurship. Please join our Slack channel.

https://join.slack.com/t/dukebullpen/shared_invite/enQtMzA4NDE3OTYyNzM4LWFjODlhNWUwYjdiM2ZkMTU4YzdlNGU0ZjEwZTYwN2Y2Y2NkNTJjNWIxODdlMzM4ZDA2OGI4NzU1ZTU2ZGUwZTE

This is a great way to participate in some further discussions about what's next in entrepreneurship, in a community of Duke folks.


If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Coco Chen at yc222@duke.edu

The 25th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - August 9th

Get out your business cards! On August 9th, 2017, we'll be hosting the 25th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event. The DukeGEN Networking Events provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Duke alumni to meet one another. They happen three times a year, and are voluntarily organized by Duke alumni, for Duke alumni, students, faculty and staff. Since 2008, we've held over 300 networking events with a cumulative total of 15000+ Duke attendees.

For a sense of what the events have looked like in the past, please scroll below! Listing of cities will be updated here as we confirm our hosts for each city.

All events are August 9th, unless otherwise noted:

  • Boston (RSVP here) - Amar Chawla '08 @ TBD

  • Chicago (RSVP here) - Vivian Chung '16, Eric Lin '16 @ 1871

  • Denver/Boulder (RSVP here) - Stacey Stern '88, Brett Goldberg '99, Chandra Jacobs '04 @ CirrusMD

  • Moscow (RSVP here) - Sergey Husnetdinov '13 @ Lesnaya ul., 9 (Microsoft Office)

  • New York (RSVP here) - Bill Warren '16,Darien Covelens '87, Devon Bostock '12, Sara Adam '13, Molly Himmelstein '12, Shal Chowdhury '11 @ Rise

  • Research Triangle (RSVP here) - Judy Zhu ;17 @ JB Duke Hotel - Main Lobby Bar

  • San Francisco (RSVP here) - Chase Olivieri '11 @ TBD

  • Seattle (RSVP here) - Julia Fryett '04, Soren Peterson '12, Chris Haberle Fuqua '13 @ Seattle Sounders FC Headquarters

  • Washington DC (RSVP here) - Reid Lewis '84 @ Post Pub

If you are interested in hosting in your city, please contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu and Coco Chen at yc222@duke.edu


Upcoming event is November 8th, 2017.