Post Tagged with: "entrepreneurship"

Dressmate is a company aimed at creating a social network of college women who share formal clothing. Co-founder Christine Young (SFS '18) (far right) is shown here with the Georgetown Dressmate team.

Dressmate Startup Comes to GU

Last spring, Christine Yang (SFS ’18) and Jennifer Simons (COL ’18) were eating pizza during a midterm study break when they fell into a discussion about the many problems that college women face. Both women are interested in fashion and began to consider the difficulty of always wanting to wear[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Ted Leonsis, founder and CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, donated a $1 million gift to Georgetown to start the Leonsis Priize for Entrepreneurship that will support young innovators.

Leonsis Family Donates $1 Million for Entrepreneurship Prize

The McDonough School of Business announced last week the start of the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize, a $1 million gift from the family of Ted Leonsis (CAS ’77) that aims to foster entrepreneurship among Georgetown students and alumni.   Leonsis is an entrepreneur, investor and founder and CEO of Monumental[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

SFS Alum’s Book Inspires Entrepreneurs

Patrick McGinnis (SFS ’98) proved that your choice in major does not necessarily determine your career path in his book, “The 10% Entrepreneur,” released on April 12. The book is geared toward working men and women with an interest in entrepreneurship, offering professional advice on how to entertain this interest[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

GU Alum Recognized For Entrepreneurship

Georgetown University alum Jeff Stefanis (MSB ’13) was selected for Forbes’ 2016 “30 Under 30” list in manufacturing and industry for his entrepreneurial achievements, published Jan. 4. Stefanis was recognized for his work as the co-founder and CEO of Riide, a company that facilitates the use of lightweight electric bicycles[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
First place StartupHoyas Rocket Pitch winner Eric Wu (SFS ’17) displays his $1,000 prize following the competition Tuesday evening. Wu pitched a mobile cooking application that provides hands-free guidance.

Students Compete at Pitch Competition

Twenty-nine students pitched business ideas ranging from portable charger kiosks to loans for immigrants taking citizenship tests at the StartupHoyas’ annual Rocket Pitch Competition on Tuesday evening in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. Eric Wu (SFS ’17) took home the $1,000 first prize for his business pitch of the mobile[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

StartupHoyas Solicits Pitches on Twitter

Fifty-four Georgetown students submitted startup ideas to the annual Startup Hoyas Twitter Pitch competition, which ended Oct. 23. The competition received approximately 15 percent more submissions than last year’s contest, according to StartupHoyas co-president Beatrice Fabris (COL ’16). The competition asked undergraduate and graduate students to propose startup ideas in[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Unconventional Business

Unconventional Business

Despite the panoply of student groups serving the interests of the Georgetown community, certain inadequacies in campus life remain unaddressed. In Georgetown’s recent history, student-led startups have sought to fill these voids, building on, and in some cases reimagining, the work of some of Georgetown’s most established institutions. Through their[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 7 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Sanomi Shares Entrepreneurship Experience

Nigerian entrepreneur Igho Sanomi discussed the rise of entrepreneurship and the challenges faced by business owners in Africa at an event in the Mortara Center on Wednesday. Sponsored by the School of Foreign Service and the African studies department, the event focused on Sanomi’s own experience with building a business[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Startup Weekend Returns to Georgetown

Startup Hoyas and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative will host a “54-hour Startup Weekend” program this weekend in the Hariri Building, which will begin at 6 p.m. tonight and continue through Sunday evening. “Startup Weekend is basically a hackathon for entrepreneurs,” student organizer Barry Goldsmith (COL ’17) said. “The idea of[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Alumni Gillis Baxter and Evan Bloomberg launched their app, Vizo News, this week.

Q&A: Alumni Talk New Startup, Vizo News

Like all other student entrepreneurs at Georgetown, Gillis Baxter and Evan Bloomberg (COL ’13) have high hopes for their startup, Vizo News. A news aggregator app that delivers three brief headlines every day, Vizo launched this Tuesday on both iOS and Android platforms. The two founders first met at Georgetown,[Read More…]

by July 24, 2015 0 comments Business - Top