Duke Entrepreneurs' Products Raffled at I&E Fest

At I&E Fest on Tuesday, August 29, we convened nearly 800 innovators and entrepreneurs from across Duke to learn about opportunities and resources at Duke and in Durham—and some of them won wonderful items donated by Duke alumni entrepreneurs. Many thanks to these awesome folks for giving back to the Duke I&E Network!


ANDI Backpack

Easy access to your necessities and a look sophisticated enough to keep up with your work style. Interior and exterior organization, trolley strap, separate and padded laptop compartment, expandable design, and sleek detachable wristlet. Donated by Andrea Weinberg MBA '10, Founder and CEO, ANDI


Bendt Distilling Whiskey (21+ ONLY)

Using only the finest ingredients and grain-to-glass whiskeys, BENDT Distilling Co. has created craft spirits and liqueurs that are multi-dimensional, balanced, and delicious. Enjoy neat, on the rocks or as a part of your favorite adult beverages. Students must be 21 to enter this raffle. Donated by Ryan DeHart MBA '10, Co-Founder and Owner, Bendt Distilling Company

Bendt Distilling

Biena Snacks Tasty Thins

Win a variety pack featuring Hawaiian BBQ, Tuscan Herb, and Sea Salt bags. Tasty Thins have 40 calories per 10 crisps and are 100% plant-based and non-GMO, with zero artificial flavors or colors. Donated by Poorvi Patodia MBA ’05, Founder & CEO, Biena Snacks

Biena Snacks

Big Spoon Roasters Nut Butters

“Megan’s Nut Butter Favorites” include Lemon Coconut Cashew Butter, Pistachio Crunch Almond Butter, Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter, and a variety pack of Peanut Butter Bars. Donated by Megan Lynam Overbay MBA ’03, Co-Founder and COO, Big Spoon Roasters.

Big Spoon Roasters

Black Travel Box Wash Day Bundle

Wash day is done with this multifunctional trio! Kick those tiny hotel bottles to the curb and never get caught dirty, frizzy, or tangled on the road again. These long-lasting bars gently cleanse, detangle, and lightly style your hair so you can slay wash day no matter where you go. Donated by Orion Brown MBA ’10, Founder & CEO, The Black Travel Box

The Black Travel Box

Fullsteam Swag & Gift Card

Fullsteam’s mission is to craft distinctly Southern beer that celebrates the farm and food traditions of the American South. Enjoy a custom tee, key chain, koozy, and a $25 gift card! Donated by Sean Lilly Wilson MBA/MPP ’00, Founder and Chief Executive Optimist, Fullsteam Brewery.


K Kane “Duke” Chain Letter Fine Friendship Bracelet

The original inspiration for K Kane’s bestselling Chain Letter Collection. Customized with “DUKE” in 14K Yellow Gold Chain Letters. A fine jewelry take on a summer favorite, designed to last a lifetime. Donated by Kate Kane MBA ’12, Founder and Designer, K Kane

K Kane

Mosi Tea Brew Anything Starter Kit

Perfect starter kit for anyone wanting to brew anything! Experience not one, but three premium teas (Morning Black, Vanilla Matcha, Rooibos Lavender). All 100% garden-picked. All delicious. Donated by Gavin Jocius MA '10, MBA ’20, Co-Founder, Mosi Tea

Mosi Tea

Servant Coffee Sampler Box

Servant Coffee was founded with the fundamental belief that everyone prospers when we serve each other well. This sampler box contains two 12oz bags of coffee, 6 sachets of instant coffee, and a white Gratitude Tumbler. Donated by John Pierson MBA ’10, Founder, Servant Coffee

Servant Coffee

Tiny Earth Toys 12-Month Membership

Rent your toys. Reduce your clutter. Enjoy sustainable, open-ended, age-appropriate play and learning! You’ll receive a 12-month rental of 5 beautiful wooden toys curated by early childhood experts and exchanged every 2 months. New toys in, clutter out. Donated by Rachael Classi MBA '14, Founder and CEO, Tiny Earth Toys

Tiny Earth Toys

Vintner’s Daughter Skin Care Products

Vintner’s Daughter Active Renewal Cleanser, Active Botanical Serum, and Active Treatment Essence. Vintner’s Daughter’s mission is to make a profoundly positive impact on your skin through nutrition-led, performance-driven formulas to give your complexion everything it needs to be its most healthy, balanced and radiant. Donated by April Gargiulo ’96, Founder, Vintner’s Daughter

Vintner's Daughter

The Woobles Penguin Crochet Kit

He and his buddies have come to life in the hands of thousands of complete beginners. And with the help of our tried-and-true instructions, he’ll soon be sliding his way straight into yours as well! The Woobles is about more than just crochet. It’s about proving to yourself that you can always learn something new. Donated by Justine Tiu BSE ‘11 and Adrian Zhang BSE ’11, Co-Founders, The Woobles

The Woobles