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6th DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event

posted Aug 30, 2012, 1:18 PM by Howie Rhee   [ updated Nov 9, 2012, 1:39 PM ]
Over 40 Duke startups have applied to pitch at the 6th DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event!

Want to attend? You're invited!  Attend our 6th DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event in New York City. The DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event is a great event for learning about entrepreneurship, seeing the latest Duke startups, and meeting other entrepreneurial Dukies.  We select six startups founded by Dukies to pitch to a panel of Duke investors. See our blog posts summarizing past events: 2011 in NYC2011 in San Francisco, and 2010 in NYC.

This event will be held on November 13, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pm at Google's Offices in Manhattan (111 8th Avenue, Water Tower Cafe, 5th Floor).  Space is limited and an RSVP is required.
  • 6pm - Networking and Registration
  • 7pm - Program Begins

The Duke startups that will be pitching are:

  • Federated Precision, Inc. - Revolutionary, Scalable, Advanced Manufacturing Network 
    • Keith Smith, 2010, Deerfield Beach, FL,
  • Ivy  - Amplifying / uniting university payment networks 
    • Zach Abrams, 2007, New York,
  • Juvo - Reinventing customer service for smartphones 
    • Anthony Versarge, 2010, New Jersey,
  • Keona Health - Online Medical Advice 
    • Stephen Dean, 2009, Chapel Hill, NC,
  • Kwelia - Data Science for Real Estate 
    • John Njoku, 2003, Philadelphia, PA,
  • Seeds - Farmville meets Kiva  
    • Rachel Cook, 2006, New York, NY,
Our investor panel includes:
And special guest panelists:
  • Kathryn Minshew '08, Co-founder and CEO of The Daily Muse, Winner of the 4th DukeGEN Angel PItch Event
  • Howie Lerman '02, Co-founder and CEO of Yext
  • Chris LaSala '98, Director of Mobile Partnerships at Google
Thank you to our sponsor!

Do you want to pitch your startup idea to angel investors? 

Sorry, the application is closed!

Want to attend the event?

Last year we had approximately 100 attendees.  Free food and drink for all Dukies.
  • RSVP on LinkedIn.  Space is limited and an RSVP is required.
  • Free for Duke alumni, students, faculty, parents, and invited guests. 
  • Location: Google's Offices in NYC (111 8th Avenue, Water Tower Cafe on the 5th Floor)
  • Can't make it in person?  Watch it live on Duke's YouTube channel -
    • Program will start at around 7pm ET

Questions? Contact John Miles '00, '10 at and Howie Rhee '04 at

Hosted by 
Meghan Gallagher '11
John Miles '00, '10
Alex Guttler '05, '12
Howie Rhee '04 
Tracie Henson Rotter '04