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Weekly Newsletter | July 1st, 2019
Attend the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Summer Launch Showcase
Come out and support Georgetown Entrepreneurship's Summer Launch Program startup teams and learn about their exciting new ventures!
Position Opening:
Georgetown Venture Lab Manager
We are excited to announce that the Venture Lab Manager position with GUEI is open! Our current manager, Victoria Della Torre (C'12), is moving back to the Bay Area as her husband has received a dream opportunity to run a budding startup. Victoria will still be involved in our initiatives at a remote level. We're so grateful for all that she's done for us, and she will definitely be missed!

Help us find a fantastic replacement: we're looking for a "super connector" who can help our Venture Lab companies grow and get connected with our broader alumni community. Check out the job posting here.
Congratulations to the Pivot Class of 2019

In front of friends and family at the McDonough School of Business, the first class of Pivot Fellows graduated on June 21st, 2019. "I am proud of my alma mater every day, but this is probably my proudest moment," said graduation speaker Melissa Bradley, a Georgetown alumna and faculty member.  

"Through the university's commitment to this program, the wider D.C. community and the world at large, I am thrilled that Georgetown chose to expand its care and support of those that many others have written off, ignored, overlooked, misunderstood, or even assumed the worst."

We also heard from Pivot fellows Olayemi Oladiji and Corey Pollard, who were chosen by their cohort as student graduation speakers. For the entire ceremony, see the full video.

Pivot Program Pitch Competition


In front of a panel of judges on June 14th, 2019, the Pivot Fellows offered business ideas from catering to custom sneakers, competing for grand prizes of $4,000.

Our first prize winners were Ralph Green's Back of House, a cleaning package service for restaurants, and DeVaughn Bell's The Empty Plate, a halal vegan catering business.  

The second prize of $2,000 went to Troy Burner, Sherri Davis, and Corey Pollard for their business venture F.R.E.E. (Felons Reentering Environment Equitably), an online marketplace to connect employers with returning citizen job seekers. 

We gave out three third prizes of $1,000: to Marquis Hicks, founder of Stay Clean, a mobile car cleaning service, to Deron Doby, founder of Odd Kickz, a custom shoe design venture, and to Corey Pollard, founder of SoundSense, a co-working space for musicians. 

The rest of our teams received honorable mentions and prizes of $750 to start their business ventures. Thanks to our wonderful judges for offering their support, feedback, and connections. 

David Lange:
New On-Campus Program Manager for Georgetown Entrepreneurship

David Lange will fulfill Georgetown Entrepreneurship's newly created position of an On-Campus Program Manager.

David brings global experience in international development and student programming to his work with Georgetown Entrepreneurship. A recent graduate of the George Washington University, he is also the Manager of the Glover Park–Burleith Farmers Market, Chapter Advisor for the GWU chapter of Delta Lambda Phi Social fraternity he founded, and an advocate for the rights of refugees in the United States and around the world.

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