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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
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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

Analytics Startup Gets $390K

Social marketing tool Encore Alert, co-founded by a Georgetown alum and a current student, announced March 17 that it raised an impressive $390K seed round. CEO James Li (MSB ’13), VP of Product Tammy Cho (MSB ’16) and Chief Technical Officer Felipe Lopes, who joins Encore from Brazil, co-founded Encore[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 2 comments Business, Business - Top
Alum Refreshes Sock Drawers

Alum Refreshes Sock Drawers

For entrepreneur Phil Moldavski (MSB ’10), the idea for his new start-up came out of a simple decision — to buy a new pair of socks. Moldavski, 26, together with co-founder Ricky Choi, 27, launched online startup Nice Laundry in August to offer men an easy way to purchase affordable,[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
DeSantis Talks Common Sense

DeSantis Talks Common Sense

Financial literacy program Common Sense held a conversation Thursday in the Reiss Science Building with Georgetown University Chief Benefits Officer CharlesDeSantis, in which he highlighted the importance of considering health, retirement and other benefits when applying for jobs. DeSantis previously worked in the banking industry before assuming his current position at Georgetown, and[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News
Innovators Laud Beeck Center Launch

Innovators Laud Beeck Center Launch

The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation’s launch Tuesday included speeches and workshops by some of the new center’s key figures, who stressed the center’s global role at the university and the social impact it hopes to achieve. The activities at the launch included a speech by donors Alberto and Olga[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Business

GSEI Nabs $100K Gift From Donor

The Georgetown Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the McDonough School of Business received a $100,000 grant from the Case Foundation to support social impact investing, the initiative announced Tuesday. The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) “aims to prepare current and future leaders to make responsible management decisions that create both[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
On Wall Street, New Limits for Weekend Work

On Wall Street, New Limits for Weekend Work

Credit Suisse, a major employer of Georgetown graduates, has followed the efforts of other investment banks to improve employee work-life balance by limiting weekend working hours for junior employees. In a Jan. 13 internal memo, Credit Suisse revealed new policies to discourage the two lowest levels of employees, analysts and[Read More…]

by January 24, 2014 0 comments Business
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Tim O'Shaughnessy (MSB '04) spent seven years as CEO
LivingSocial Chief Executive Officer and Georgetown alum Tim O’Shaughnessy (MSB ’04) announced Jan. 10 that he is stepping down from the company as it continues to report fiscal losses.

While LivingSocial’s model of publicizing discounts via daily emails garnered enormous success and spurred competition from similar sites such as Groupon, the company suffered $106 million in losses in the first nine months of 2013, according to The Washington Post.

O’Shaughnessy announced his decision in an email to staff on Jan. 10 and will remain in his position until a replacement is found in the first half of 2014, the Post

LivingSocial CEO Steps Down

LivingSocial Chief Executive Officer and Georgetown alum Tim O’Shaughnessy (MSB ’04) announced Jan. 10 that he is stepping down from the company as it continues to report fiscal losses. While LivingSocial’s model of publicizing discounts via daily emails garnered enormous success and spurred competition from similar sites such as Groupon, the company suffered $106 million in losses[Read More…]

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