DukeGEN Networking Events

The 28th DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Event - August

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:

  • Chicago (RSVP here) - Vivian Chung '16, Eric Lin '16 @ TBD
  • Moscow (RSVP here) - Sergey Husnetdinov '13 @ TBD
  • NYC (RSVP here) - Echo Hindle-Yang, Fuqua '10 @ Turnmill Bar
  • Tampa/St. Pete (RSVP here) - Mark Mangum, Divinity @ TBD
  • Washington DC (RSVP here) - Reid Lewis '84 @ Le Pain Quotodien

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 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.