Business

SULLIVAN: As HQs Go Overseas, Expect Steep Taxes

While taxes may not be the sexiest topic in finance (unlike, say, “corporate raiders,” easily the coolest name in the industry), tax inversion has come to the forefront of both the financial news media and the political dashboard in recent months. First, we need a working definition. Tax inversion is[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
M Street’s Retail Takeover

M Street’s Retail Takeover

As students settle in on the Hilltop this week, they may notice sweeping changes to Georgetown storefronts. Over the summer, local businesses — most notably restaurants — have announced closure as new retailers prepare to take their place this fall. Serendipity 3, Chadwicks and Neyla are among those now absent[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Meta-Startup Aids Potential Investors

When the idea for Trendify dawned on me in February, I envisioned software that could analyze historical data to predict whether any given startup would succeed and determine potential pitfalls that the startup would face. The implications of this technology escaped me, as did the interest and demand it would[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
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Hilltoss Faces Delayed Opening

Last spring, The Corp’s newest endeavor, The Hilltoss, debuted at the Georgetown University Farmer’s Market. A response to student demands for healthier options on campus, the salad and smoothie storefront will open Nov. 1. While originally scheduled to open in conjunction with the Healey Family Student Center on Sept. 5,[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Platform Promotes Ethical Fashion

Platform Promotes Ethical Fashion

Usually when someone buys clothes, they’re ignoring whether or not their purchases are impacting the world, but Jacob Maxmin’s (COL ’17) new website, Hoya Storefront, looks to change that apathy to engagement by promoting and selling ethically conscious fashion merchandise produced under fair labor conditions. The website, which launched March[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Prediction Tool to Aid Investors

Rahul Desai (MSB ’17) goes to class, dines at Leo’s and attends club meetings like any other Georgetown student — but he also spends his time working on Trendify, the company he is starting to predict startup success rates. Currently, as Desai points out, two-thirds of venture capital investments are[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

LAL: Global Shifts Shape Leadership

Demands placed on businesses are growing, perhaps faster than ever, putting stress on conventional leadership models and profiles. Gone are the days of the CEO who runs a command and control organization. In are the days of partnerships across companies, dynamic leadership teams and collaborative decision-making. As your generation of[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Spoon U Celebrates Food Fest

The Georgetown chapter of Spoon University will celebrate the nationwide online food magazine’s launch at the university on Feb. 19 with a Food Fest on Friday. Spoon University is an online food publication for college students that specializes in providing information about healthy eating habits and dining options to students[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
McDonough School of Business Dean David Thomas will step down Aug. 1 after five years at Georgetown.

MSB Dean Wins Leadership Award

The Washington Business Journal honored Dean and William R. Berkley Chair of the McDonough School of Business David Thomas as a 2014 Minority Business Leader on March 20. The Journal presents this  award to the region’s top 25 leaders for professional accomplishments, community leadership, philanthropy, awards and milestones, according to[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 1 comment Business, Business - Top
Encore Alert Founder Reflects  On Success

Encore Alert Founder Reflects On Success

I first joined James Li (MSB ’13), the cofounder of our startup — social media tool Encore Alert — back when I was a junior in high school and he was a sophomore in business school. So as my first week at Georgetown approached, I looked forward to the opportunity[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 1 comment Business, Business - Top