Business

COURTESY STARTUPHOYAS
Nitin Iyengar, left, Sebastien Garcia (GRD ’17), Rainier Go (MSB ’17), Shivum Bharill (COL ’17) and Chris Gabon attended Entrepreneurship: A Force for Good, where 16 student startups competed.

Students Pitch Startups at Competition

February 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

StartupHoyas hosted a competition titled Entrepreneurship: A Force for Good, at which 16 student-led startups pitched their ideas and products on Feb. 14. Grants were awarded based on a four-tier system. A people’s choice winner was chosen using the popular vote and received $500. The third-, second- and first-place teamsRead More

COURTESY JUDD NICHOLSON
Chief Information Officer Judd Nicholson previously worked for the U.S. Marshals Service as deputy CIO before coming to work at Georgetown.

Q&A: Judd Nicholson Promotes Technology’s Role on Campus

February 23, 2017 at 11:02 pm 1 comment

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Georgetown Judd Nicholson talked with The Hoya about his background, current University Information Services projects and technology issues relevant to students on campus. Can you introduce yourself and give us some information on your background and experiences that you bringRead More

COURTESY MICROCOACHING
Dan Tasch (GRD ’17), along with his partner Emre Ruhi (GRD ‘17), founded Microcoaching as a videogame tutoring company.

Georgetown Students Start Video Game Tutoring Company

February 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

Microcoaching, an on-demand video game coaching platform founded by Emre Ruhi (GRD ’17) and Dan Tasch (GRD ’17), connects gamers seeking to improve their skills with more experienced players to minimize frustration and maximize enjoyment. Both Ruhi and Tasch have possessed a passion for gaming since high school. After meetingRead More

ELLA WAN FOR THE HOYA
DataRefuge launched an effort to save government climate research data on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library on Feb. 18.

University Hosts Federal Climate Data Rescue Event

February 23, 2017 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

Students, faculty, librarians and scientists gathered at Lauinger Library and the Reiss Science Building Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 to partake in datarescueDC, an attempt to preserve federal environmental data in the event that President Donald Trump’s administration deletes it. The two-day event was organized by DataRefuge, a project aimingRead More

ANDREW WALLENDER/THE HOYA 
Airbnb CFO Laurence Tosi, stressed the need to have a high quality tourism service for travellers.

Airbnb CFO Calls for More Innovation

February 16, 2017 at 11:12 pm 1 comment

  Airbnb Chief Financial Officer Laurence Tosi (COL ‘90, LAW ‘94, GRD ‘94) stressed the importance of innovation in entrepreneurship and discussed the upcoming launch of City Hosts, the company’s latest service, at a keynote held in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 9. More than 300 attendees packed the event,Read More

UIS Rolls Out Wireless Network

UIS Rolls Out Wireless Network

February 16, 2017 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

Georgetown University Information Services launched GURegistered, a new pilot wireless network, which allows residents to connect devices that do not support secure protocols, in conjunction with the Georgetown University Student Association on Feb. 9. The network’s establishment comes at the heels of December’s announcement of a five-year, $27.5 million UIS-ledRead More

BEECK CENTER FOR SOCIAL IMPACT AND INNOVATION
The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, in conjunction with GU Politics, published recommendations for the new administration.

Beeck Center, McCourt Massive Data Institute Releases 100 Day Plan for Innovation

February 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm 0 comments

In a report published Feb. 8, the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation jointly addressed innovation in policymaking and recommended a course of action for President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. This publication acts as a follow-upRead More

Enforcing Corporate Ethics

Enforcing Corporate Ethics

February 16, 2017 at 11:00 pm 1 comment

The Trump administration plans to sign an executive order to suspend the section of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that prevents U.S. companies from selling and trading conflict minerals Feb. 14. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank law required companies to disclose any resources in their supplyRead More

COURTESY ASLI ACAR
Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18) started Outcome Tutoring to provide high quality academic assistance.

Student Tutoring Company Grows

February 10, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Outcome Tutoring, a company founded by Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18), has expanded its service to Duke University, Emory University and The George Washington University, since its launch in February 2016. Outcome Tutoring was founded to help facilitate the process of finding a tutor. Through itsRead More

Cyber Threats Pose a Danger to Mergers

Cyber Threats Pose a Danger to Mergers

February 10, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Verizon Communications announced its intention to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 billion July 2016. In striking this deal, Verizon sought to strengthen its position in the digital advertising and media markets that it operated in under its subsidiary, AOL Inc. Those hopes were dashed in September when Yahoo announced that aRead More