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Weekly Newsletter | January 9th, 2020
Got a business idea? Curious about careers in entrepreneurship or venture capital? Attend one of our weekly Chalk Talks! Click here to learn more.
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APPLICATION NOW OPEN
FOR SPRING ROCKET PITCH!


Back by popular demand!

Got two minutes? Georgetown students enter the battle of ideas at this "elevator pitch" competition designed for early-stage ideas. Thousands of dollars are at stake and any student with a bright idea can apply.


Apply by January 20th, 2020
APPLY TO PITCH HERE
RSVP TO ATTEND HERE
Georgetown MBA Class Chooses OxiWear, Georgetown Startup, for $25,000 Investment

Professor Jim Hunt's MBA students in his "Seed Investment Practicum" class chose OxiWear, founded by Shavini Fernando (G '18), over numerous other regional early-stage startups. By Fernando "winning" the students' vote, Professor Hunt commits to investing $25,000 of his own money in the company. Throughout the class, they learned about seed investing by evaluating over a dozen startups and ultimately choosing the one they considered to be the strongest investment. 
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2020 Global Social Innovation Lab

Do you have a social innovation idea that you would like to pitch on inclusion in the global social innovation sector? Would you like to recruit others to work on your pitch? Are you looking for a "boot-camp" style training on pitching? Would you like to work with mentors? Do you like prizes?

Hack under the theme: "How might we accelerate equity, diversity and inclusion in the global social innovation sector?"

Important dates:
  • December 13, 2019: Early Bird Registration closes
  • January 12, 2019 at 11:59pm: General Registration closes
  • January 15, 2020: Launch Session
  • January 25 – 26, 2020: Two-day Intensive Lab
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The Story of Patrick's Pet Care is on the Venture Forward Podcast! 

The current episode features Patrick Flynn, a Georgetown entrepreneur who has turned his passion for pets into a thriving full-service pet care business with three locations in Washington DC!

Subscribe to Venture Forward on iTunes/Apple Podcast or Spotify
LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO VENTURE FORWARD ON ITUNES NOW
Hoya Hacks 2020 
January 31- February 2, 2020 @ Georgetown University

Hoya Hacks is a 36-hour event at Georgetown University that brings together students interested in building something cool. They provide the resources for you to succeed, no matter your skill level! Hoya Hacks 2020 is open to any undergraduate student and it is completely free!
LEARN MORE HERE
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