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Weekly Newsletter | March 20th, 2020
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You Have Time to Compete in the Virtual Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge!

In light of Georgetown University's modified operating schedule, you can apply to participate in our first-ever virtual Zoom pitch competition tournament! Undergraduate and graduate students from each school can enter to win $1,000 in the preliminary round and $10,000 in the finals! Students will submit a 5-minute video pitch link via Zoom/YouTube/Vimeo at least 3 hours before each event. Students will join the Zoom event to watch their pitch video with the judges and then respond to 5 minutes of Q&A with the judges. Hoyas, wherever you are in the world, come pitch with us!
 
Congrats to Jordan Foley and Chow Corp for winning $1,000 at the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Law event this week! You can watch the winning pitch video here.
 
MBA, MiM, and SCS grad students need to apply by midnight tonight to pitch next week. Undergrads, med students, and grad wildcard participants need to apply by midnight next Friday 3/27 to pitch in two weeks. Any student who is enrolled in a Georgetown graduate or undergraduate program may apply to pitch. Students will receive two opportunities to pitch their idea at the preliminary competitions in the next two weeks. The top teams from each preliminary competition will advance to the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals on 4/7 to pitch for $10,000.
 
APPLY TO PITCH AT GEC HERE
SUBMIT YOUR PITCH VIDEO HERE
Call for Judges:
Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge


Do you want to help the Georgetown Entrepreneurship community in its first-ever virtual pitch competition? Do you want to leverage your expertise to guide Georgetown students along their entrepreneurial journeys? Sign up to be a judge! We are in need of plenty of talented entrepreneurs and business people of all backgrounds. We have the largest need for judges on 3/30, 3/31, 4/1, and 4/2 because of multiple Zoom rooms for undergrad and grad wildcard pitches each night. You can volunteer with us and make the most of your quarantined time!
SIGN UP TO JUDGE!
GEORGETOWN MBA 5TH IN THE WORLD FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Bloomberg Businessweek's annual ranking of B-Schools is out! Based on employer rankings, Georgetown Entrepreneurship is celebrating its fifth in the world ranking in graduates displaying exceptional entrepreneurial skills and drive. The McDonough School of Business also placed #4 in the world for providing a diverse pool of candidates and #1 in the world for having graduates who are innovative and creative. Hoya Saxa!
 
READ MORE ABOUT THE RANKINGS HERE
How does a Georgetown Grad Grow a New Business to $500M Before Turning 30?

Luke Schoenfelder (C’12) co-founded Latch, a NYC smart-lock company, in his mid-twenties, grew it to 200+ employees, and put the company on the map in the building access space. Latch has successfully partnered with UPS and Walmart, and counts many of the leading real estate developers among its clients.  Find out how Luke and his team grew Latch and overcame countless obstacles, and how he keeps his eye on the prize as the leader of an exceptionally fast growing company. 
LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO VENTURE FORWARD ON ITUNES NOW
Chalk Talks Cancelled for the Rest of the Semester

You can still book an appointment with an Entrepreneur in Residence at eship.georgetown.edu/mentorship!
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