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VIEWPOINT: Transform Ambitions into Reality

VIEWPOINT: Transform Ambitions into Reality

By Natalie Price-Fudge January 19, 2024

Walking by the Leavey Center, students encounter an interesting sight — students immersed in bright yellow headgear, navigating the floor with an infectious blend of laughter and focus.  What...

Bark Tank finalist Enna Health, co-founded by Nirmal Maitra (NHS ’17, MED ’25), received $5,000 for the companys new app, which helps cancer patients log treatment-related symptoms and share this information with doctors.

Science Spotlight: Bark Tank Finalist Enna Health Wins $5,000 to Support Cancer Patients

By Riya Sanghavi November 15, 2023

Nirmal Maitra (NHS ’17, MED ’25), a third-year medical student, received $5,000 for his health startup, Enna Health, as a finalist in Bark Tank, Georgetown University’s annual pitch competition...

10 Start-Up Companies Welcomed to Newest Cohort of the Georgetown Startup Program

10 Start-Up Companies Welcomed to Newest Cohort of the Georgetown Startup Program

By Aiden Ehrenreich September 29, 2022

The Georgetown Venture Lab, a workspace which provides resources and mentorship to early-stage startups run by Georgetown alumni, welcomed its newest Georgetown Startup Accelerator cohort.  The...

NATALIE ISÉ/THE HOYA Vegan chocolate chip cookies produced by Renewal Mill, a startup company run by Caroline Cotto (NHS 14), are now available for purchase at Vital Vittles.

Alumna-Run Startup Produces Vegan Cookies, Now Sold at Vital Vittles

By Victoria Gatopoulous November 13, 2018

Vital Vittles is now selling an environmentally sustainable, vegan chocolate chip cookie produced by an alumna’s startup company, Renewal Mill. Caroline Cotto (NHS ’14), who majored in health science...

Food Entrepreneurs Share Startup Advice, Experiences

By Katrina Schmidt November 30, 2017

Successful entrepreneurs should offer special products and learn from their experiences in the industry, founders of Washington, D.C. food startups said during a panel discussion on entrepreneurship in...

A promotional poster for the student startup Fiber Filters, which seeks to keep microplastics out of the worlds oceans.

Georgetown Student Startup Addresses Microplastic Pollution

By Georgia Payne November 17, 2017

Student-run startup Fiber Filter is promoting its new fiber-catching laundry bag prototype in a promotional video that aims to pressure washing machine companies to take social responsibility for microplastic...

MSB Student Veterans Launch Sleep-Aiding Tea Startup

MSB Student Veterans Launch Sleep-Aiding Tea Startup

By Kevin Hautigan November 16, 2017

Coyotea, a sleep-aiding bottled tea company started by one student and two alumni from the McDonough School of Business MBA program, launched this month after over a year of planning. Christian Hyland...


Hoya Alumnus Honors Roots With Republic Kolache

By Emily Greffenius October 31, 2017

Family traditions shape lives. The most recent business venture of Texan native Chris Svetlik (SFS ’09) is a testament to the enduring influence of tradition and heritage. Republic Kolache, co-founded...


Georgetown Alumni Redefine Athleisure Industry

By Kathryn Baker October 31, 2017

Throughout their four years together at Georgetown University, Samantha Hiranand (COL ’11), Berin Bezmen (MSB ’10) and Odile Liu (MSB ’10) formed an unbreakable bond despite their diverse backgrounds...

Joseph Hwang (MSB ’19), left, and Chas Newman (MSB ’19) launched their french fries company at the year’s first farmers’ market.

Georgetown Students Start French Fries Company

By Charlotte Allen March 23, 2017

Spud Buds, a french fries company started by three Georgetown students, debuted at the Georgetown University Farmers’ Market on March 22. Founded by Matthew Wang (MSB ’18), Joe Hwang (MSB ’18)...

Dan Tasch (GRD ’17), along with his partner Emre Ruhi (GRD ‘17), founded Microcoaching as a videogame tutoring company.

Georgetown Students Start Video Game Tutoring Company

By Megan Carey February 24, 2017

Microcoaching, an on-demand video game coaching platform founded by Emre Ruhi (GRD ’17) and Dan Tasch (GRD ’17), connects gamers seeking to improve their skills with more experienced players to...

Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18) started Outcome Tutoring to provide high quality academic assistance.

Student Tutoring Company Grows

By Haley Snyder February 10, 2017

Outcome Tutoring, a company founded by Kevin Fleishman (MSB ’18) and Alejandro Ernst (MSB ’18), has expanded its service to Duke University, Emory University and The George Washington University,...

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