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Don't Miss our Annual Rocket Pitch Competition
Wednesday, Jan 30th
7-9 PM
Location: Fisher Colloquium

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative invites you to attend our annual Rocket Pitch competition! 

- Listen Georgetown students pitch their business ideas

- Vote for your favorite pitch in the "People's Choice Award" 

- Learn from keynote speaker Gretchen Hansen, Founder and CEO of Decorist

- Hear opening remarks from Matthew Slaughter, lead banking recruiter for Morgan Stanley to Georgetown students for the last 11 years, now managing director for Ares Management

- Enjoy free appetizers and drinks while you network with the entrepreneurial community! 

It will be a celebration of entrepreneurship that you won't want to miss!

Register here
Regulators, Rent Seekers, and Revolutionaries: What Every Startup Needs to Know about Regulated Markets 

Monday, Feb 4th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Lohrfink Auditorium 

Join Evan Burfield, author of Regulatory Hacking; and Bradley Tusk, author of The Fixer; along with Steve Blank, the father of modern entrepreneurship to learn what regulated markets are, how they work, and how startup founders can devise a strategy for disrupting them.
(Paul and Carol Hill Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series Hosted by Georgetown Entrepreneurship)

You will learn:

  • How to find out what local, state, and federal regulations have been put into place to guide regulated markets;

  • What founders and boards need to know about the costs and risks of entering a regulated market; and

  • Where to turn for expert advice along the way.

Reception to follow. Admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the venue is full.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by January 28 to

Register here 

Apply to the 2019 Social Impact Competition

Tuesday, Feb 26th
6 - 8 PM
Location: Fisher Colloquium

Join the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Club and the Social Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund for the 2019 Social Impact Pitch Competition!

The competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate Georgetown students who are interested in pitching their non-profit and social ventures in front of a live audience and a panel of judges to win a share of the $10,000 prize. These superstar students are looking to scale their ventures, have a definitive community impact and drive social good in an innovative, sustainable way.

Register here 

Have a non-profit or social venture? Deliver a 3 minute pitch to compete for $10,000 in prizes!

Learn More 

Apply here by February 17th.

Share your Perspective
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is conducting research on the barriers faced by US women entrepreneurs in tech, as part of a broader comparative study with China. They are hoping to gather insights from as many entrepreneurs of women-owned tech businesses, where one or more women hold 51% ownership of the company, as possible.  The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Begin Survey
Off Campus Opportunities
Last chance to apply to Venture for America

Are you happiest when you're building something? Are you looking to make an impact on emerging cities across the country? Are you ready to join an influential network of entrepreneurs and startup leaders?

Venture for America (VFA) builds economic opportunities in emerging cities by recruiting, training, and matching recent graduates with growth-stage startups and equipping them with the skills and resources to be leaders or founders themselves. As a VFA fellow, you'll learn from world-class entrepreneurs and business leaders at an intensive training camp before starting a full-time salaries position at a startup in one of 14 US cities. VFA supports Fellows with ongoing mentorship, access to a robust network of alumni and advisors, and help funding their ideas when they're ready to start businesses of their own.

VFA is looking for college seniors and recent grads who are excited by the opportunity to learn and grow with a startup. Apply here by TODAY.

Attention Alumni: Apply for the 2019 Alumni Pitch Competition
The GEA Alumni Pitch Competition provides a platform to showcase Hoya-founded ventures, allowing  Georgetown alumni to pitch their product/service/company to a panel of judges in front of a live audience of fellow alumni, investors, and Georgetown faculty, staff, and friends 

The Pitch Competition will take place over John Carroll Weekend 2019 in Boston, MA. John Carroll Weekend brings together 1000+ alumni for a weekend of social, intellectual, and cultural programming.

The application deadline is January 31st.

Click here for application and more information

Attend the First 202Creates Community Building Day
Thursday, Jan 31st
10 AM
OCTFME's Southeast Office

The Vinetta Project, the 202Creates team and Salon Betty invites you to join other entrepreneurs and creatives in the District for an opportunity to  

- Meet fellow business owners 
- Attend skill building sessions 
- Get drop-in support for specific business or legal questions 
- Participate in feedback sessions 
- Share thoughts and experiences during roundtables 
- And more!

Register here.
Calling all Female Founders: Join the Vinetta Community
Vinetta's mission is to spur startup growth and investment in female founders across North America.  Empower people to change the world by applying to their 2019 Venture Challenge: Three pitch events that will take place throughout the year and culminate in a final founders’ Showcase.

Finalists who make it on to the final Showcase will compete for $20,000 in cash.   

New applicants apply here by February 10th.
Repeat applicants apply here
Attend Seed Spot DC Impact Accelerator Kickoff Event
Thursday, Feb 7th
5:30 PM
Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center

Celebrate the elite cohort of entrepreneurs accepted into the Impact Accelerator, a program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs build high-impact business models, launch strong go-to-market strategies, model robust financials, and nurture investor relationships.

Bring a friend and join Seed Spot in welcoming their newest cohort of impact-driven entrepreneurs transforming the DMV with their innovative products and services. 

RSVP here 
News from the Venture Lab!
This Week's Feature Business from the Venture Lab:


This week we are featuring Venture Lab member, Theo Goetemann (COL ‘17), co-founder of City78.

In his own words, City78 is "solving urban development challenges by building community-centric, data-driven tools to decode the complexities of cities."

Keep up to date with Theo's progress here:
instagram: @city.78
twitter: City78tweets

EIR Office Hours
Week of 1/28

Tuesday 1/29
Miguel Monteverde
3 PM - 4:30 PM

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Mark Your Calendar
Rocket Pitch
January 30

202Creates Community Building Day
January 31

Regulators, Rent Seekers, and Revolutionaries

February 4

Seed Spot DC Impact Accelerator Kickoff Event
February 7

2019 Social Impact Competition
February 26

VFA Application
January 28

2019 Alumni Pitch Competition Application
January 31

The Vinetta Project 2019 Venture Challenge
February 10

2019 Social Impact Competition

February 17
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