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Alum’s Rehab Facility Struggles

Alum’s Rehab Facility Struggles

After overcoming paralysis despite doctors predicting recovery to be impossible, Janne Kouri (GSB ’97), celebrated ex-Georgetown football defensive tackle, not only triumphed over his affliction but is now working to help others with his nonprofit progressive rehab center, NextStep. Offering services to anyone with paralysis as well as victims of[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
DAVID BROWN/THE HOYA
Top: Dog Tag Bakery hosted networking, speeches and a “Shark Tank” screening. Bottom, from left: Father Rick Curry, S.J., Kathy Roth and Maria Catreras.

Bakery Prepares for Launch

Dog Tag Bakery previewed its upcoming grand opening — doors will be officially open in December — with an open house and a special screening of the veteran edition of the popular TV show ABC’s “Shark Tank” last Friday. The bakery, located just off the intersection of M Street and[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
ISABEL BINAMIRA FOR THE HOYA
Originally set to open this weekend, The Hilltoss (left) and Bulldog Tavern will now be opening in the next few weeks due to issues with licensing and permits. Both restaurants are located in the Healey Family Student Center and will offer a variety of food options.

Hilltoss, Pub Face Delayed Openings

While The Hilltoss and Bulldog Tavern were scheduled to open this Saturday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Oct. 31, respectively, in the Healey Family Student Center, both openings have been delayed due to scheduling conflicts for restaurant clearance with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Building permits, certificates of occupancy,[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY CURT WEEDEN
Curt Weeden, creator of New Strategies, leads a forum for the program. New Strategies will begin MSB operations in spring of 2015.

Program Assists Nonprofits

Beginning in spring 2015, New Strategies will begin operations in the McDonough School of Business. Part of the Georgetown Global Social Enterprise Initiative, the program is designed as advanced education specifically for upper-level management of nonprofit organizations, focusing exclusively on how to bolster and manage revenue for growth and success.[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Startup Targets Restaurants

Startup Targets Restaurants

A successful startup company will identify both a daily problem and the solution — and that’s exactly what Improvonia, an app created by Georgetown MBA alumni Konstantin Zvereff-Akiiki (GRD ’11) and Jagmohal Bansal (GRD ’11), has done for the restaurant industry. Streamlining the ordering process with electronic ordering sheets for[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
The Office of Professional Development opened in the McDonough School of Business this September. It will provide additional career advice and opportunities to students interested in business-related fields.

MSB Opens Additional Career Resource

The McDonough School of Business launched the Office of Professional Development in September to serve as an additional career resource for business students, who already benefit the most directly from the services provided through the Cawley Career Education Center. The office supplements the aid already provided by the Cawley Career[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 1 comment Business, Business - Top
COURTESY STARTUP HOYAS
Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776, accepts a sign from members of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship community to signify their new partnership.

Georgetown Partners With 1776

Continuing the spirit of entrepreneurial education on campus, Georgetown has recently partnered with 1776, a startup incubator and venture capital fund based in Washington, D.C. The partnership will provide students and faculty with a direct link to the District’s unique entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as access to the facilities, events[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY STARTUP HOYAS
Members of Startup Hoyas celebrate the 2013 Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day. This year’s Startup Weekend will begin Sept. 19.

Initiative Aids Student Thinkers

As the need for entrepreneurial education has grown over the past few years, Georgetown has remained at the forefront of the movement with its Entrepreneurship Initiative, under the banner of Startup Hoyas. Founded by Jeff Reid, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the McDonough School of Business, Startup Hoyas offers[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY JOSH WEI
Georgetown students and Fr. O’Brien, S.J., hold up a shirt made by Taggler, a customizable apparel startup founded by a Georgetown alum.

Alum Envisions the New Zazzle

Josh Wei (SFS ’08) is making waves in the customizable apparel industry with his startup company Taggler. A joint venture with Josh’s brother, Jason, a University of Southern California Marshall School of Business graduate, the company allows consumers to create and design custom T-shirts, tank tops, polos and a variety[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 1 comment Business, Business - Top
ERICA WONG/THE HOYA

Apps Compete With Local Liquor Stores

Thanks to apps like Drizly and Klink and delivery services like Ultra, buying alcohol has never been easier, although some question this increased convenience. As alcohol delivery services like these take hold in Washington, some local liquor stores worry about the potential impact on their clientele and sales. Despite contention[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Business