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7th DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event, sponsored by Credit Suisse

posted Mar 26, 2013, 1:32 PM by Howie Rhee   [ updated Jun 12, 2013, 2:21 PM ]
Over 40 Duke startups have applied to pitch at the 7th DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event!

You're invited!  Attend our 7th DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event in San Francisco. 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 NYC, 2011 in San Francisco, and 2010 in NYC.
This event will be held on Wednesday, June 12th from 6:00-9:00pm at Google’s San Francisco Office (345 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105).

The Duke startups that will be pitching are:
  • AnyCloud, Inc. - Personal Meta Cloud 
    • Brian Jenkins, 1991, Palo Alto, CA, 
  • Coursefork - We are Github for courses. 
    • Elliott Hauser, 2005, Durham, NC, 
  • Dynamo Micropower - Alternative Energy Genset 
    • Jason Ethier, 2010, Boston, MA, 
  • Ink* - World's first online tutoring marketplace 
    • Melvin Hines, 2011, Durham, NC, 
  • Jobbertunity - Eliminating manual resume drop at career fairs 
    • Ameya Kulkarni, 2013, San Francisco, CA, and Amy Vaduthalakuzhy, 2013, San Francisco, CA,
  • Peer - Connect unacquainted professionals over live video 
    • Ofer Baharav, 2007, San Francisco, CA, 
  • Your Perfect Beauty - Yelp for Beauty Products 
    • Daisy Jing, 2010, Los Angeles, 

Our panelists for this year's event include:
- Josh Felser '86 '90, Freestyle Capital 
- Jay Jamison '92, BlueRun
- Jim Scheinman '88, Maven Ventures
- Ash Fontana, AngelList

Notable past participants include:
- Getable (formerly Rentcycle), Tim Hyer
Coverhound, Basil Enan
- The Daily Muse, Kathryn Minshew
- Hukkster, Katie Finnegan

Prize will include a review of the winning team by Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList

Thank you to our sponsor!

Next steps:
- Want to pitch your startup?  Sorry, the application is closed!
- Want to attend?  RSVP on Eventbrite
- Want to watch the livestream? Watch live on YouTube (the program starts at 7pm PT)  or try the Duke Today link

- Basil Enan '03, Coverhound
- Matt Koidin '05, Pocket
- Shaan Puri '10, Monkey Inferno
- Howie Rhee '04, Duke University
- John Solomon '03, SuperBetter Labs 

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