Post Tagged with: "entrepreneurship"

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
COURTESY JEFF REID 
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
COURTESY GILLIS BAXTER
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
Bitten By The Startup Bug

Bitten By The Startup Bug

What do Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have in common — besides Silicon Valley? They’re bad examples. As successful entrepreneurs, we look up to them and look to be inspired by them, but perhaps we do this a bit too much. In my experience, college students fawn over[Read More…]

by July 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Chao Explores Entrepreneurship at MSB Commencement

Former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao spoke about the importance of entrepreneurship in a free market society yesterday during her address to the Class of 2015 at the McDonough School of Business’ commencement ceremony yesterday evening. After a short period of thunderstorms, the MSB’s ceremony was relocated from Healy Lawn[Read More…]

by May 17, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top