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The Couture Cook / Doughnate

Making fundraising easier by allowing fundraiser's supporters to order customized baked goods online, and have them delivered door to door!

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2010
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Students create their own online account, provide a description of their fundraising project, monetary goal and timeline, and then send an announcement to all of their social media connections. Donors are able to purchase gourmet pastries and custom sweets with a percentage of each sale (excluding shipping charges) directed to the student fundraiser. Doughnate allows college students to fundraise for themselves, an organization or a worthy cause


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    Brooke Renee Gerstein-Salerno

    Brooke Gerstein is a Junior at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, and entered the school as a transfer from Smith College. She was a competitive figure skater representing the Skating Club of New York in New York City for more than ten years, and began baking for her home rink’s holiday parties in the early 2000s. In addition to skating, Brooke is passionate about traveling, especially international community service projects.

Previous Investors

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    UMASS Entrepreneurship Institute
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    Harvey Grinspoon Foundation