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WAYPOINT Alumnus Ryan Summe (COL ’10) launched a new app that allows users to share reviews with their friends.

Alum Founds Community-Based Travel App

Last week, Georgetown alumnus Ryan Summe (COL ’10) launched Waypoint, an app that helps users organize and share their favorite places with their friends. Summe’s idea for the app originated from problems he encountered frequently when he travelled and could not find a way to organize and share his favorite[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY START LINE
Georgetown student Brian Ferguson (COL ’18), right, created a venture called Start Line, which functions as a kind of Yelp that assists ex-convicts in locating resources to facilitate their reintegration into society.

Student Venture Helps Ex-Convicts

In 2002, Brian Ferguson (COL ’18) was wrongfully convicted of murder, and while team of pro-bono lawyers won him his freedom in 2013, he found that his 11 years in prison made his transition back into normal life extremely difficult. Following this experience, Ferguson, who studies Justice and Peace Studies[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
HOYA HACKS
Over 300 student competitors from more than 130 universities from all over the country participated in a 36-hour hackathon in the Healey Family Student Center to test their software and hardware skills.

Hoya Hacks Highlights Tech Innovation

Students from colleges across the country descended upon Georgetown’s campus last weekend to compete in the second annual Hoya Hacks, a competitive 36-hour test of software and hardware skill and determination in pursuit of prizes and honors. This year’s event attracted more than 300 students from over 130 universities. Hosted[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
NATHAN GARCIA
During "The Regulatory and Policy Enivronment" segment, attendees received literature that included information on adaptation in regulation.

Regulators Tackle New Digital Markets

Regulators must adapt to new financial technologies, federal experts said during a panel segment of the annual “Financial Markets Quality” conference co-hosted Wednesday by the McDonough School of Business’ Center for Financial Markets and Policy and the Financial Times. About 60 people attended the segment, titled “The Regulatory Policy Environment,”[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Hilltoss to Re-start Composting Initiative

Students of Georgetown, Inc. is partnering with EnviRelation, Washington, D.C.’s first composting company, to resume its composting initiative at The Hilltoss this year. Set to launch on Monday, the composting program continues from a trial version from last spring. According to Hilltoss Director John Dodderidge (COL ’17), the restaurant refined[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 
Doug Grant (GRD ’16) won the $10,000 first prize for the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Entrepalooza competition in May for Hemeos, now in danger of falling to federal regulations.

Proposed Fed Regulations Threaten Startup

Hemeos, a student startup aimed at connecting bone marrow stem cell donors to underserved minority recipients, has been threatened in recent weeks by proposed federal regulations, which could make the company’s business model illegal. Originally founded by alumni Jon Fernandez (GRD ’16), Doug Grant (GRD ’16) and Craig Poland (GRD[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY MARACAS
Maracas uses all-natural ingredients to create Mexican-style ice pops now available to Georgetown students at a variety of local venues.

Maracas Shakes Up GU Desserts

Born and raised in Mexico, Julia Padierna-Peralta (SFS ’87) left home to attend Georgetown in the early 1980s. From there, she flew over an ocean to enroll in the London School of Economics and Political Science for her master’s degree and then back to the District where she studied for[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
OWEN EAGAN/THE HOYA
Apple released the iPhone 7 and its accompanying Apple Air headphones last week, sparking debate both on the Georgetown University campus and around the world about the products.

Apple Releases iPhone 7 to Mixed Reviews

Last week, Apple released the long-awaited iPhone 7, marketed as an enhanced model with numerous hardware improvements. However, the iPhone user community, including users at Georgetown University, had mixed reactions to one notably absent feature — the new iPhone has lost its headphone jack. The newest iPhone released since the[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

One Year Later, Sexual Assault Reform MOU Examined

A year after the university published a memorandum of understanding addressing sexual assault on campus — a three months after the university released the results of its climate survey in which over a 1,000 female undergraduates reported nonconsensual sexual contact while at Georgetown – administrators and advocates highlight the university’s[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Prepares for International Jazz Day

Washington, D.C. will celebrate the fifth annual International Jazz Day with a program of jazz performances and educational initiatives April 30 as this year’s Global Host City. Georgetown University also plans to host a series of events in order to commemorate the day. Officially declared a holiday by the United[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top