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9th DukeGEN Startup Showcase in San Francisco

posted Mar 5, 2014, 11:47 AM by Howie Rhee   [ updated Jun 16, 2014, 4:28 PM by Vivian Chung ]
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You're invited!  Attend our 9th 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 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 4th from 6:00-9:00pm at Google’s San Francisco Office (345 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105). **Space is limited**

The Duke startups that will be pitching are:
  • CrowdTunes – Digital cloud-based jukebox
    • Brandon Magsamen ’14, Durham, NC,
  • RocketBolt – Customer conversion tool for websites
    • Aaron Dinin ‘05, Durham, NC & San Francisco, CA,
  • EasyNDA – Enterprise NDA Management
    • Crick Waters ’83 ‘92, Palo Alto, CA,
  • Coheezion – Automated data analytics
    • Dave Anderson ’10, Saratoga, CA,
  • All9s – Vendor-agnostic replication, and recovery solution for cloud-based data
    • Arturo Fagundo ’13, San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA,
    • Beau Epperly ’13, San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA,
  • Fawn – Live Photo Broadcasting.  Here. Now. 
    • Josh Israels ’05, San Francisco, CA,
  • Final Card – A credit card for the 21st century
    • Andrew Dietrich ’12, San Francisco, CA,

Our panelists for this year's event include:
- Josh Felser '86 '90, Freestyle Capital 
- Jim Scheinman '88, Maven Ventures
- Shea DiDonna '10, True Ventures
- Ash Fontana, AngelList
- Fred Ehrsam '10, Coinbase
- Blake Byers '07, Google Ventures
- Tim Wilson '83, Artiman Ventures

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

Next steps:
- Want to pitch your startup?  Email with your powerpoint deck, to be considered. **DEADLINE IS MAY 1**
- Want to attend?  RSVP on Eventbrite
- Want to watch the livestream? Watch live on YouTube (the program starts at 7pm PT)  

- Basil Enan '03, Coverhound
- Matt Koidin '05, Pocket
- Jen Snook '04 '11 
- Howie Rhee '04, Duke University
- John Solomon '03, SuperBetter Labs 
- Bobby Brenman '09 Google
- Tracie Henson Rotter '04 Google Ventures 
- Vivian Chung '16 Duke Undergrad 

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