Startup Showcase

18th DukeGEN Startup Showcase - San Francisco

You're invited! Attend our 18th DukeGEN Startup Showcase in San Francisco. The DukeGEN Startup Showcase is a great event for learning about entrepreneurship, seeing the latest Duke startups, and meeting other entrepreneurial Dukies. We select several startups founded by Dukies to pitch to a panel of Duke investors.

This event will be held on June 20, 2018 at WeWork Embarcadero Center - 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

6 pm: Networking and Food

6:30 pm: Program Begins


**Space is limited**

Teams Presenting:

NeuroPlus

Jake Stauch ‘13 | Durham, NC| jake@neuro.plus


Bone Health Technologies

Nikhil Viswanathan ‘15, Daniel Burnett ‘01 | San Francisco, CA | nviswanathan@theranova.com


Hurry Home

Jada McLean ‘15 | South Bend, IN | jada@hurryhome.io


LivingLab

Mitchel Gorecki ‘18 | Durham, NC | mitchel.gorecki@gmail.com


In-Video Impressions

Nikhil Arun ‘18 | Durham, NC | nikhil.arun@invideoimpressions.com


Unearth

Amy (Nathanson) Hutchins ‘05 | Seattle, WA | amy.nathanson@gmail.com


Brainbuild, Inc.

Joe Lam ‘17 | San Francisco, CA | joe@brainbuild.io


Voyij

Olivia Klupar ‘18 | Skagway, AK | klupar@gmail.com


Luv.it

Fernando Trueba ‘12 | Mountain View, CA | fernando@luv.it


Our panelists for this year's event include:

Cong Ding, Trinity ‘12; Principal, Comcast Ventures, LLC

Jake Flomenberg, Pratt/Trinity ‘05; Partner, Accel Partners

Bob Ghoorah, Law ‘97; Founder, Quarry

Josh Felser, Trinity ’86, Fuqua ’90; Cofounder at Freestyle and ClimateX

Diana Moldavsky, Fuqua ‘10; Venture Capital Advisor, Family Offices

Robert Ravanshenas, Trinity ’15; Senior Associate, Maven Ventures


Hosted by:

-Jen Snook '04, '11, Duke University

-Howie Rhee '04, Duke University I&E

-Chase Olivieri '11, PLUSfoam Technologies

-David Perkins '14, Cafe X

-Monika Hirschbichler, Duke University I&E

-Nic Meliones

-Coco Chen '19, Duke Undergrad (yike.chen@duke.edu)


Next steps:

- Want to attend? RSVP on SquadUp

- Want to watch the livestream? Watch live on YouTube (the program starts at 7pm ET)


Questions? Email us at dukegen@duke.edu

17th DukeGEN Startup Showcase - New York City

You're invited! Attend our 16th DukeGEN Startup Showcase in San Francisco. The DukeGEN Startup Showcase is a great event for learning about entrepreneurship, seeing the latest Duke startups, and meeting other entrepreneurial Dukies. We select several startups founded by Dukies to pitch to a panel of Duke investors. See our blog posts summarizing past events: 2011 in NYC, 2011 in San Francisco, and 2010 in NYC.

This event will be held on November 17th, 2017 at Yext (1 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010). **Space is limited**


Teams Presenting

Carpe Lotion - Antiperspirant for hands and feet

Kasper Kubica '17, kasper@carpelotion.com


Fathom AI - AI Athletic Training Personalization for Injury Mitigation

Ivonna Dumanyan '16, ivonna@fathomai.com


Focusmate - Self-Discipline On Demand

Taylor Jacobson '07, taylor@focusmate.com www.focusmate.com


Living LAB - Better way for matching roommates and long-term rental properties

Mitchel Gorecki '13, Fuqua '18, mitchel.gorecki@gmail.com


NeuroPlus - Brain-sensing technology to improve cognition

Jake Stauch, '13, jake@neuro.plus www.neuro.plus


Scramblers - patent pending, we are the first shelf stable, keto/paleo/whole30-friendly egg based breakfast bars

Matt Tolnick '05, matt@lawlessjerky.com


Stel Life - Seamless vitals monitoring for smarter interventions and better care

Sid Kandan '13, sid@stel.life


The Insurrection - messaging and targeting tech for progressive brands

Elizabeth Spiers '99 & Michael Woodsmall '11,

espiers@theinsurrection.com, mwoodsmall@theinsurrection.com


Vamoose - The World’s First Mobile Cash Register

Cefi Menda '16, cefi@vamoose.it


Win-Win - Athletes hosting Social Games for Social Good

Mike T. Brown '09, mtb@trywinwin.com


Our panelists for this year's event include:

  • Lisa Burton, Pratt ‘07
  • Director, HearstLab
  • Lisa Burton is the Director of HearstLab, a greenhouse for early stage, women-led startups in media and tech. Previously, she led data science teams at multiple startups in Austin and cofounded an adtech startup that leveraged data from social media to create customer insights. Lisa has a PhD and MS from MIT and BSE from Duke, all in Mechanical Engineering.


  • Jenn Byrne, Trinity ‘93
  • President, Quesnay Inc.
  • Jennifer has over 20 years of experience across the mobile, media, financial services and technology sectors. As an executive in both Fortune 100 companies as well as start-ups, she has led strategy, business development, partnerships, investments, product and marketing launches and developed and ran innovation programs, with a proven record of driving revenue, results and differentiation for her employers while building & supporting strong teams.
  • Additionally Jennifer supports entrepreneurs through advising and investing in mobile-related startups, innovation platforms and accelerator programs in the US and internationally.


  • Jonathan Drillings, Pratt ‘04
  • Principal, Riverside Acceleration Capital
  • Jonathan has been working in, and around, enterprise software start-ups his entire career. He is currently a Principal at Riverside Acceleration Capital, a “non-traditional” VC firm focused on investments in early-growth stage b2b software companies. Prior to joining Riverside in 2016, Jonathan was a Principal with Comcast Ventures, the venture-capital affiliate of Comcast NBCUniversal. At Comcast Ventures, Jonathan invested behind a range of companies that leveraged data to drive efficiency and revenue within the enterprise.
  • Prior to joining Comcast Ventures, he held roles in product management, sales and operations across two different New York venture-backed startups, Yext and Brightwire. Jonathan started his career with Sonenshine Partners, a New York investment bank, and spent several years in the Bay Area investing in growth-stage technology companies with Investor Growth Capital. Jonathan graduated from Duke in 2004 with
  • a BME degree.



Hosted by:

  • Devon Bostock
  • Sara Adams
  • Darien Covelens
  • Molly Himmelstein
  • Howie Rhee
  • Coco Chen '19, Duke Undergrad (yike.chen@duke.edu)


Next steps:

- Want to attend? RSVP on SquadUp

- Want to watch the livestream? Watch live on YouTube (the program starts at 7pm ET)


Questions? Email us at dukegen@duke.edu

16th DukeGEN Startup Showcase - San Francisco

You're invited! Attend our 16th DukeGEN Startup Showcase in San Francisco. The DukeGEN Startup Showcase is a great event for learning about entrepreneurship, seeing the latest Duke startups, and meeting other entrepreneurial Dukies. We select several startups founded by Dukies to pitch to a panel of Duke investors. See our blog posts summarizing past events: 2011 in NYC, 2011 in San Francisco, and 2010 in NYC.

This event will be held on June 12th, 2017 at Google's office in San Francisco, 345 Spear St, 7th Floor **Space is limited**

Event spaces: Batgirl Tech Talk & MK Deck Lounge (7th floor)


Building Logistics

Google San Francisco @Hills Plaza Building

https://goo.gl/maps/CPzi6w6H1mP2

Upon arrival, please enter at the West Lobby on Spear Street. The elevators will be unlocked so you can go directly to the 7th floor and check in at the registration table. Note: Elevators will lock at 7pm so please arrive before then.


Parking

Parking is available inside the Hills Plaza garage and here are the rates:

https://goo.gl/maps/Jw71cHqqzf12


$10/Evening Special (in after 5:00pm, out before 11:00pm)

$12/Hour

$32/Day


Teams Presenting:

Cameo

Steven Galanis '10 | Chicago, IL | steven@bookcameo.com


LivingLAB

Mitchel Gorecki '13, '18 (Fuqua) | Durham, NC | mitchel.gorecki@duke.edu


Quilt Data

Kevin Moore '97 | San Francisco, CA | kevin@quiltdata.io


Scrumpt

Bri James '10 (Law) | San Francisco, CA | bri@scrumptbox.com


Swell

Matt Rising '07 | Los Angeles, CA | matt@swellenergy.com


Talon Intelligence

Tara Mooney '16 | Washington, D.C. | tara.mooney@duke.edu


RecoverX

Dan Evans '12 | San Francisco, CA | dan@recoverx.io


IVI

Nikhil Arun '11, '18 (Fuqua), Dan Taylor '18 (Fuqua) | Durham, NC | nikhil.arun@duke.edu,

dan.taylor@duke.edu


Protean

Ali Sarafzade '09 (Fuqua) | Burlington, VT | ali@codewerks.co


kelaHealth

Bora Chang '17 (Medicine), Jeff Sun '16 (Medicine) | Durham, NC | bora@kelahealth.com


Our panelists for this year's event include:

Bob Ghoorah - Duke Law '97

Quarry

www.linkedin.com/in/bob-ghoorah-a3569/


Brad Lightcap - Duke '12

Y Combinator

www.linkedin.com/in/bradlightcap/


Cong Ding - Duke '12

Comcast Ventures

www.linkedin.com/in/congd/


Diana Moldavsky - Fuqua '10

Angel Investor

www.linkedin.com/in/dianamoldavsky/


Jillian Manus - Duke Parent

Structure Capital

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillian-manus-19112a13/


John Glushik - Duke '90

Duke Angel Network

john.glushik@duke.edu

www.linkedin.com/in/john-glushik-2974563/


Robert Ravanshenas - Duke '15

Maven Ventures

robert@mavenventures.com

www.linkedin.com/in/robrav/


Salman Azhar - Duke '93

OPEN Silicon Valley

https://www.linkedin.com/in/salmanazhar/


Sunny Kantha - Duke '09

Quotient Technology

www.linkedin.com/in/sunnykantha/


Tim Wilson - Fuqua '83

Artiman Ventures

www.linkedin.com/in/tim-wilson-9ab6/


Yunha Kim - Duke '11

Simple Habit

www.linkedin.com/in/yunhajudykim/



Hosted by:

- Matt Koidin '05, Pocket

- Jen Snook '04, '11

- Howie Rhee '04, Duke University

- Bobby Brenman '09, Google

- Tracie Henson Rotter '04, Google Ventures

- Paul Jacobs ' 16, Google

- Chase Olivieri '11, PLUSfoam Technologies

- David Perkins '14, Cafe X

- Coco Chen '19, Duke Undergrad (yike.chen@duke.edu)


Next steps:

- Want to attend? RSVP on SquadUp

- Want to watch the livestream? Watch live on YouTube (the program starts at 7pm ET)


Questions? Email us at dukegen@duke.edu