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Master Panel of Hoyapreneurs

Friday 9/21
3 PM - 4:30 PM, with reception following
Location: Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri

Award winning alumni entrepreneurs share their lessons learned and war stories on how they've used the power of entrepreneurship to improve the world. All students and alumni are invited to attend.

Confirmed speakers: 
Luke Schoenfelder (C'12), Latch
* Raised $60 million last month for his smart access company
Louisa Santos (C'14), Lulu's Ice Cream
* Gained US citizenship last year, after launching ice cream business from a Georgetown town house
Jake DeCicco (B'16), Sunniva Super Coffee
* Outwitted the sharks on Shark Tank
Lynn Margherio (C'88), Cradles to Crayons
* Pushing towards a future where all children have the essentials they need to thrive
Giana Korth (B'10), Tampon Tribe
* Winner of 2nd Annual Georgetown Alumni Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition

RSVP here

2018 Georgetown Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

Thursday 9/20
7 PM - 9 PM
Location: WeWork White House

Join the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance for the annual GEA Awards Celebration where we will honor 6 hoyapreneurs. Don't miss the chance to visit the Georgetown Venture Lab and connect with incredible hoya entrepreneurs!  See them receive their awards Thursday night, then hear them share their stories at the Master Panel Friday afternoon!

Student tickets are available for $20, which will include:

- Admittance to GEA Entrepreneurial Awards Presentation and Celebration
- A tour of the brand new Georgetown Venture Lab
- Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beer & wine reception
- Opportunity to receive event swag from awardees
- Photos with Jack the Bulldog, performance by the Chimes, and the ability to network with fellow entrepreneurial hoyas

This year awards are as follows:

- Entrepreneur of the Year: Doug Bouton (C'07), President and COO, Halo Top Creamery

- Best of Hospitality: Jake DeCicco (B'16), Co-Founder & COO, SUNNIVA Super Coffee

- Best of Retail: Monica Ferguson (B'00), Co-Founder & CEO, Solemates

Social Impact: Lynn Margherio (C’88), Founder & CEO, Cradles to Crayons

Best of Tech: Luke Schoenfelder (C’12), Founder & CEO, Latch

Rising Star: Luisa Santos (C’14), Founder, Lulu’s Ice Cream

Get your ticket here

Apply to Georgetown Ventures!

Georgetown Ventures is a student-run seed accelerator that provides undergraduate startups with funding, student consulting services, and professional mentorship. 

Learn more about their two platforms, the Venture Accelerator and LaunchPad here

Whether your startup is still at the idea stage or you're already generating revenue, Georgetown Ventures is here to help you grow and reach that next step!


Stop by our Open House to ask questions and meet leadership! The Open House will be held at the Georgetown Ventures Yellow House (1239 37th St. NW) on September 17th from 6-8 PM.
See their previous startups here 

Off Campus Opportunities
Join the One Tent Health Team
One Tent Health is a DC-based, nonprofit startup that does free pop-up HIV screening and PrEP navigation, co-founded by two Georgetown grads.
The company partners with local grocery and convenience stores to bring HIV screening and prevention services directly into the highest-need areas of the city, providing screening in 15 minutes or less! They have partnered with the DC DOH, Via, Grindr, and Whitman-Walker Health, among other organizations. 

They are looking for Georgetown students to fill the available positions (all part-time with flexible scheduling):
Executive Intern
Operations Intern
Social Media & Public Relations Intern
To apply email a CV directly to, or apply through their page on Handshake. 
Apply to Become a Hacker Fellow 
Apply to become a Hacker Fellows, a 1-year fellowship and summer internship program for computer scientists and software developers who want to work for startups in Michigan. 

Be one of the 15 fellows and 10 interns on their 2019 programs to train in Detroit all expenses paid, work for a startup and join the growing Hacker Fellows community.

All fellows undergo a 5-week bootcamp to hone core skillsets & build their networks in Detroit / Ann Arbor before heading to their respective jobs.

Apply here
Connectpreneur DC is back for Fall Forum
Thursday 9/20
7 AM - 11 AM
Location: AT&T Forum for Technology 

CONNECTpreneur D.C. is back for the Fall Forum.
  • Network with leaders in entrepreneurship, tech and investing with over 400 CXOs, founders, entrepreneurs, angels and VCs
  • Chat with Rockstarentrepreneur and CEO, Dan Berger, Founder & CEO, Social Tables – Moderated by Glen Hellman, CEO & Founder, Driven Forward; Serial CEO, Entrepreneur & Executive Coach
  • Watch company showcase / rocket pitch (10 awesome companies) 
Register now 
Vinetta Project's Female Founder Showcase

Wednesday 9/26
6:30 PM - 9 PM
Location: Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center

Join the Vinetta Project for its final Showcase of 2018 where four top female founders will pitch for the $20K Venture Challenge. 

Learn more and register here

Finding Internship and Job Opportunities
If you are interested in pursuing a more entrepreneurial job or internship, you can now search and apply for opportunities using the Cawley Career Center's Handshake system. By filling in the filter with "entrepreneurship" you can apply for positions through the site itself.

A few positions found through Handshake that have applications closing in September are:

- Internship at the Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Initiative
- App Development Internship at Visionary Concepts & Van Gogh Consulting, LLP
- Marketing Business Development Intern at MobilizeAmerica

Check out Handshake today!
News from the Venture Lab!
Grand Opening Coming Soon!

Monday 10/1
5 PM - 7 PM
Location: WeWork - 1440 G St.

Join the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative in the Grand Opening of the Georgetown Venture Lab, sponsored by the Leonsis Family! 

Enjoy a light reception while meeting the inaugural cohort of more than 25 alumni-led startup members of the lab and other members of the broader Georgetown and DC startup communities. 


EIR Office Hours
Week of 9/17
Tuesday 9/18
Dave Terzian 
3:30 PM - 4:45PM 

Friday 9/21
Dave Terzian 
1 PM - 1:45 PM

Week of 9/24
Tuesday 9/25
Dave Terzian 
3:30 PM - 4:45PM 

Friday 9/28
Dave Terzian 
1 PM - 1:45 PM

John Jabara
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sign up for Office Hours Here!
Mark Your Calendar
2018 Georgetown Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards
Thursday, 9/20

CONNECTpreneur DC Fall Forum
Thursday, 9/20

Master Panel of Hoyapreneurs
Friday, 9/21

Vinetta Project's Female Founder Showcase
Friday, 9/26

Venture Lab Grand Opening
October 1
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