Articles by: Editor-in-Chief

MACFARLANE: Making the Cut: The Business of Books

As a lover of books, it is easy to forget that books, like so many beloved things, are also part of a business. The business of art is so often overlooked, frequently because it seems beside the point (and writers are not exempt from harping this tune). However, after spending[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

PARROTT: Benefits of Apple’s Watch Questioned

Earlier this month, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook delighted fans when he announced toward the end of a special media event that there was “one more thing” he wanted to discuss. By alluding to the famous line that the company’s co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs used to introduce revolutionary[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY STARTUP HOYAS
Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776, accepts a sign from members of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship community to signify their new partnership.

Georgetown Partners With 1776

Continuing the spirit of entrepreneurial education on campus, Georgetown has recently partnered with 1776, a startup incubator and venture capital fund based in Washington, D.C. The partnership will provide students and faculty with a direct link to the District’s unique entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as access to the facilities, events[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
New Publication Highlights Local Entrepreneurship

New Publication Highlights Local Entrepreneurship

Venture Capitol, a new online journal dedicated to entrepreneurship, launched this semester through the efforts of two students whose converging reflections on Georgetown University’s stock career industries led them to create something more iconoclastic. Sonia Vora (SFS ’15), co-founder and co-editor-in-chief, initially drew inspiration for the site from Princeton University’s[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY TERESA MANNIX
Victoria Schramm (COL ’12) announced the Georgetown Startup Stipend Program at last Friday’s Entrepreneurship Day.

Stipend Aids Entrepreneurs With Debt

StartupHoyas recently announced its new Georgetown Startup Stipend Program, which aids aspiring entrepreneurs with student debt, no strings attached. The program, funded by a donation from the Schramm family, aims to give students the fiscal support they need to pursue a startup after graduation. While the program will not pay[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

AGGARWAL: With IPO, Alibaba’s Global Rise to Power

This week, the global financial markets are buzzing with news about an initial public offering. The much talked about IPO isn’t for Facebook or Twitter or any company you have probably heard of before — it is for Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company specializing in everything from business-to-business web portals[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY THE CORP
Both Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union (left) and The Corp finished their hiring seasons earlier this week. While acceptance rates for the former remained competitive, The Hilltoss opened up 15 additional spots in the Corp for potential employees.

Corp, GUASFCU Welcome New Hires

As the rigorous application season for on-campus clubs wraps up, Students of Georgetown Inc. and Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union are welcoming their fall 2014 new hires. While the latter’s acceptance rate continued to remain competitive, The Corp’s overall hiring rate increased because of additional positions available[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY TOMMY SCHMITZ

Startup Delivers Just Enough Sports News

When Tommy Schmitz (COL ’07) first began brainstorming his sports-related startup, he settled on an unusual target: those least interested in sports. The resultant Enough Sports, which launched this year, provides daily sports news in two minutes or less, envisioned with the intent of aiding interviewees and filling awkward silences.[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY STARTUP HOYAS
Members of Startup Hoyas celebrate the 2013 Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day. This year’s Startup Weekend will begin Sept. 19.

Initiative Aids Student Thinkers

As the need for entrepreneurial education has grown over the past few years, Georgetown has remained at the forefront of the movement with its Entrepreneurship Initiative, under the banner of Startup Hoyas. Founded by Jeff Reid, an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the McDonough School of Business, Startup Hoyas offers[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY DANA STEFANCZYK
After the success of last year’s Financial Markets Conference, the conference will be held for a third time, with policy makers convening to discuss current global financial issues and potential solutions.

Conference Addresses Financial Trends

On Sept. 16, the McDonough School of Business Center for Financial Markets and Policy will host its third annual Financial Markets Conference, in partnership with the Financial Times. The conference will allow attendees to gain insight into the current market environment, as well as offer networking opportunities to students. “This[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top