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Apply to Pitch in our Rocket Pitch Competition
The Rocket Pitch competition is the perfect opportunity for any Georgetown student with a business idea.

Share your idea by delivering a short 2-minute elevator pitch on January 30, 2019 at 7pm. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to pitch and compete for a share of $2,500 in prize money!

Whether your business is still in its ideation phase, is a fully operating company, or anywhere in between, Rocket Pitch gives you the chance to practice your elevator pitch, gain valuable feedback from judges, and the shot at winning some prize money!

Fill out the short application form by January 20th and find more information on the competition here.
Off Campus Opportunities
Apply to Venture for America

Are you happiest when you're building something? Are you looking to make an impact on emerging cities across the country? Are you ready to join an influential network of entrepreneurs and startup leaders?

Venture for America (VFA) builds economic opportunities in emerging cities by recruiting, training, and matching recent graduates with growth-stage startups and equipping them with the skills and resources to be leaders or founders themselves. As a VFA fellow, you'll learn from world-class entrepreneurs and business leaders at an intensive training camp before starting a full-time salaries position at a startup in one of 14 US cities. VFA supports Fellows with ongoing mentorship, access to a robust network of alumni and advisors, and help funding their ideas when they're ready to start businesses of their own.

VFA is looking for college seniors and recent grads who are excited by the opportunity to learn and grow with a startup. Apply here by January 28th.


Apply for the 2019 Reality Virtually Hackathon at MIT Media Lab
If collaborating with cool creative people, building completely original immersive technology applications and experiences, and making new connections in the XR community is your thing, then please apply to be part of this purpose-built XR hackathon community for five full days at the MIT Media Lab on January 17-21, 2019.

Their highly diverse participants represent students and professionals from all over the world with varying levels of experience with AR/VR. They include developers, app designers, artists, storytellers, sound designers, and experts in many fields such as healthcare, architecture, and AR/VR for good. Find more information here.

Apply now here!

News from the Venture Lab!
This Week's Feature Business from the Venture Lab:

This week we are featuring Venture Lab member, Leon Keshishian (COL'92) who is working on his business, Palmetto.

In his own words, Palmetto is "solving the needs maintenance and service for future and existing residential renewable energy buyers."

Learn more about Palmetto here.

EIR Office Hours
Week of 1/14

Wednesday 1/16
Fiona Macaulay (Pitch Coaching Workshop)
2 PM - 3 PM

Week of 1/21

Wednesday 1/23
Fiona Macaulay (Pitch Coaching Workshop)
3:20 PM - 5 PM

Thursday 1/24
Fiona Macaulay (Pitch Coaching Workshop)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Sign up for Office Hours Here!
Mark Your Calendar
Rocket Pitch
January 30

Rocket Pitch Application
January 20

VFA Application
January 28

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