Max Kilb is a duct tape wizard, Lindsey Burke has an eye for design and Nikki Mak­winski can bake almost any­thing in her dorm room.

All three were in the Curry Stu­dent Center last Friday after­noon to sell their prod­ucts and pro­mote their new busi­nesses at the first annual Hol­iday Entre­pre­neurs Fair.

The fair — a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Center for Research Inno­va­tion, the Entre­pre­neurs Club and IDEA, Northeastern’s Ven­ture Accel­er­ator — gave stu­dents and recent grad­u­ates a chance to bring their busi­nesses to the marketplace.

Burke, S’11, founded Harper Lei, a com­pany that sells eco-​​friendly clothing that she designs and creates.

I just wanted to get my name out there and I’ve already sold a lot of things,” Burke said. “It’s really com­fort­able clothing made with high-​​quality bamboo fabric, meaning it’s good for the environment.

Most of the clothes, from dresses and skirts to yoga pants can really meet any need, from some­thing casual to some­thing dressy.”

The event gave new entre­pre­neurs a chance to show their busi­nesses to stu­dents, many of whom still have shop­ping to do before the hol­i­days. The bud­ding entre­pre­neurs were busy making sales, taking cash or swiping credit cards using their mobile phones.

People are walking out of here today with cash. Isn’t that some­thing?” said Rhonda Kivlin, an admin­is­tra­tive coor­di­nator at the Center for Research Inno­va­tion who helped orga­nize the event.

Mak­winski, a sopho­more soci­ology major who runs her baking com­pany from her dorm room in West Vil­lage F, said events such as the entre­pre­neurs fair help stu­dents trans­form their fledg­ling oper­a­tions into full-​​service businesses.

I’m get­ting a lot of busi­ness from stu­dents here at North­eastern and across the city,” Mak­winski said. “Stu­dents are really inter­ested in sup­porting other students.”

Kilb’s busi­ness, Pro­duc­tions, took crafting ordi­nary items — such as wal­lets and laptop cases — out of duct tape from a hobby to a real business.

I’ve made these things all along and every­body said I should sell them,” Kilb said. “And now with this busi­ness sup­port, I can finally jus­tify sit­ting down for two hours working with duct tape.”