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Entrepreneurship Minor and Fellowship Info Sessions

For MSB students
Wednesday October 17, 6.30pm
Hariri 415
RSVP here

For students from all undergraduate degree programs
Tuesday October 16, 6.30pm
HFSC Herman Room
RSVP here

The McDonough School offers opportunities for undergraduate students (both in and outside the MSB) to integrate entrepreneurship into their course of study. Both of these programs allow students to develop the entrepreneurial mindset and skills and needed to identify, evaluate and execute on new opportunities – and both are designed not only for future founders, but also for those who see themselves in strategy, innovation, product management or leadership roles within any kind of a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
Light refreshments will be served;
(RSVP recommended but not required; walk-ins allowed.)

Startup Nation Technology Fair

Tuesday 10/16
5:30 PM - 8 PM
Location: Healey Family Student Center

The Start-Up Nation Technology Fair at Georgetown is a professionally organized expo floor featuring early-stage Israeli companies exhibiting innovative products and technologies.

The fair also features internship and employment opportunities with the exhibiting Israeli companies, a LinkedIn photo booth, raffle prizes and more!

You'll also have the chance to hear from Ifat Baron, Founder and Executive Director of ItWorks, a non-for-profit organization promoting employment diversity in Israel’s hi-tech industry and bridging employment gaps in Israeli society.

Register Here

Make Your Biotechnology Start-up Successful

Wednesday 10/17
12 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Leavey Program Room #1606 - Leavey Center 

The Office of Technology Commercialization presents 
Invention 2 Innovation (I2I) 

In the event Critical Success Factors for a Biotechnology Start-up Dr. Pollok’s will highlight four biotech firms that he has been involved in either founding or joining at a very early stage and will address the critical factors that led to those companies’ success or failure.

Lunch will be provided, space is limited.

Maker Hub Anniversary Expo

Friday 10/19
2 PM - 4 PM
Location: Maker Hub, Lau 1

Join us during Family Weekend as we share in refreshments and showcase the incredible work done by students in the Maker Hub’s second year!

The Expo is where our community comes together to show off all the great projects we've been building in the Hub. Class projects, entrepreneurial efforts, personal labors-of-love, all will be on display. There will also be snacks, and a laser-etched birthday cake!

Also, if you have been making anything in the Hub, we welcome you to come show it off. Please contact to let us know you're coming so we can make space.

See you there!

Food Supply Chain: It's Not That Simple
Tuesday 10/23
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Hariri 150

Mark your calendars to join our executive food series featuring Manna Tree Partners co-founder & CEO, Gabrielle Rubenstein for an experimental food supply chain dinner and lecture!
Lessons Learned: Marla Malcolm Beck, Co-founder of
Monday 10/22
6:30 PM
Location: Hariri 160

Come hear Marla Malcolm Beck, co-founder of cosmetics and skincare retailer Bluemercury, describe how Bluemercury challenged the conventional wisdom of the early era to become one of the most successful and innovative retail formats we've seen in recent years. Marla will be sharing her reflections in class with the students enrolled in Managing Entrepreneurial Ventures - all students with an interest in luxury retail are welcome to attend. 
Off Campus Opportunities
Part-time Position witth Seedprint!
Seedsprint is a new collaboration platform that helps emerging technology teams and industry partners find each other easily – like a dating site for technology and industry.

To help develop profiles for startups, they are looking for students to research emerging technologies (undergrad and Master’s STEM students and business/startup enthusiasts who are comfortable with STEM topics)

This is a remote position with flexible hours (5-20 per week), based on availability.

See the job description here

Apply here.
Attend the Fall CONNECTpreneur Forum

Thursday 11/1
7 AM - 11 AM
Location: The Hotel at the University of Maryland in College Park 

CONNECTpreneur is a great networking event for entrepreneurship, tech, investing and CXO to CXO networking.  

Fireside chat with CEO George Davis, and meet over 300 CXOs, founders, entrepreneurs, angel investors, etc. and company showcases rocket pitches.  

Register Here.

Win CommonBond's Social Impact Award
Continuing their five-year tradition, CommonBond is hosting a contest for student entrepreneurs with a social impact business idea.

The winner will receive $10,000 toward making their business a reality and access to coaching from CommonBond’s leadership team.

Learn more and apply here.

Applications are due October 15th.
Apply for the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA)
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator is a seed stage tech accelerator in NYC with 165+ portfolio companies who have gone on to raise $300M in VC. They are the leading tech accelerator in NYC and have recently opened applications for their Winter 2019 investment class.

Early Application Deadline: Oct 8th
Final Application Deadline: Nov 5th midnight EST
Program Start: Jan 7th

Apply here
Intern Opportunity at food startup, dafero
Food startup and member of the Georgetown Venture Lab, dafero is looking for a social media intern and a partnerships intern. This is a great opportunity to work with Georgetown graduates, gain startup experience, and spend time at the new Georgetown Venture Lab.

Social Media Intern role: You will be responsible for maintaining dafero’s Instagram and Facebook pages, think of creative ways to partner with “influencers” while on a tight budget, send the bi-weekly email newsletter, and build the overall social media strategy.

Partnerships Intern role: Help develop dafero’s education tool for our refugee women employees – we are building an education app which will help train them on topics such as financial inclusion, early childhood development, rights
in the US, preventing sexual violence, and others.

Check out their internship posting on Handshake and if you are interested in joining a team passionate about using business for social good, submit a one-page letter of interest and CV to with the subject: dafero – Marketing Intern or Partnerships Intern. 
News from the Venture Lab!
This Week's Feature Business From the Venture Lab: Two Birds

This week we are featuring Venture Lab members, JP Coakley and Kelsey Lents (both MBA - FT '18) who started their business called Two Birds.

In their own words, "Two Birds is solving the issue of new parents leaving the workforce by providing licensed childcare with co-working to close the gap between traditional childcare and shifting work trends."

They are pictured above in the space that Two Birds is currently building, which will be set to open in March 2019.

Keep up to date with Two Birds through social media:
Instagram: @twobirdsdc
Twitter: @2birds

EIR Office Hours
Week of 10/8

Thursday 10/11
Jay Kenny 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

Sign up for Office Hours Here!
Entrepreneurship Career Counseling
Week of 10/15

Friday 10/19
Jay Kenny
2 PM - 3:30 PM

Jill Monk 
4 PM - 5 PM

Week of 10/22

Thursday 10/25
Jill Monk
10 AM - 12 PM

Week of 10/29

Tuesday 10/30
David Fogel
10 AM - 12 PM
Mark Your Calendar
Startup Nation Technology Fair
October 16

Entrepreneurship Fellows Program Info Session
October 16

Entrepreneurship Minor Info Session
October 17

Critical Success Factors for a Biotechnology Start-up Event
October 17

Maker Hub Anniversary Expo
October 19

Lessons Learned with Marla Malcolm Beck
October 22

Food Supply Chain Event
October 23

CONNECTpreneur Fall Forum
November 11

Social Innovation Lab Hackathon
October 15

CommonBond Social Impact Award
October 15

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator 
November 5

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