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COURTESY ELEVATE

Elevate’s off-campus meal provides Georgetown students an alternative to current campus dining plans offered by the university.

Off-Campus Meal Plan Launches

Elevate, a startup founded by two graduates from the University of Virginia, is offering an alternative meal plan that allows students to receive meals from a variety of restaurants off-campus the at the start of this spring semester. UVA graduates Josh Cohen and Seth Kramer founded Elevate during their time[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 1 comment Business, Business - Top
COURTESY START LINE
Georgetown student Brian Ferguson (COL ’18), right, created a venture called Start Line, which functions as a kind of Yelp that assists ex-convicts in locating resources to facilitate their reintegration into society.

Student Venture Helps Ex-Convicts

In 2002, Brian Ferguson (COL ’18) was wrongfully convicted of murder, and while team of pro-bono lawyers won him his freedom in 2013, he found that his 11 years in prison made his transition back into normal life extremely difficult. Following this experience, Ferguson, who studies Justice and Peace Studies[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY FOODHINI
Georgetown alumnus Noobtsaa Philip Vang launched Foodhini this week as a startup dedicated to helping immigrant chefs connect with customers seeking ethnic dishes.

Foodhini Startup Supports DC Immigrant Chefs

When Noobtsaa Philip Vang (GRD ’16) moved to Washington, D.C., from Minnesota for his MBA program at Georgetown in 2014, he found himself craving his mother’s home-cooked meals. But as a Hmong-American, Vang had trouble finding anything resembling his family’s cuisine in the District’s restaurants. According to the 2010 census,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Georgetown alumnus Dan Berger's successful startup Social Tables recently received $13 million in investments.

Social Tables Receives $13M

Founded in 2011 by Dan Berger (GRD ’10), the event-planning software startup Social Tables received $13 million in investments to aid its expansion. The new round of funding will help launch a generation of products and expand employment. Social Tables currently has 135 employees serving 4,300 customers. According to Berger,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Moderator Dave Muchow, managing partner at Muchowlaw, right, spoke with alumni entrepreneurs Jake Decicco, left, Phillip Wong and Ann Yang and Dan Berger, not pictured.

GU Alums Discuss Keys to Startup Success

Last week, alumni entrepreneurs came back to campus to offer guidance and advice to students at a panel in the Intercultural Center’s Executive Conference Room. The School of Foreign Service and Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program co-sponsored the event, which was titled “What’s It Take to Be a Hoya Entrepreneur?”[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 
Doug Grant (GRD ’16) won the $10,000 first prize for the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s Entrepalooza competition in May for Hemeos, now in danger of falling to federal regulations.

Proposed Fed Regulations Threaten Startup

Hemeos, a student startup aimed at connecting bone marrow stem cell donors to underserved minority recipients, has been threatened in recent weeks by proposed federal regulations, which could make the company’s business model illegal. Originally founded by alumni Jon Fernandez (GRD ’16), Doug Grant (GRD ’16) and Craig Poland (GRD[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY MARACAS
Maracas uses all-natural ingredients to create Mexican-style ice pops now available to Georgetown students at a variety of local venues.

Maracas Shakes Up GU Desserts

Born and raised in Mexico, Julia Padierna-Peralta (SFS ’87) left home to attend Georgetown in the early 1980s. From there, she flew over an ocean to enroll in the London School of Economics and Political Science for her master’s degree and then back to the District where she studied for[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY DRESSMATE
Dressmate is a company aimed at creating a social network of college women who share formal clothing. Co-founder Christine Young (SFS '18) (far right) is shown here with the Georgetown Dressmate team.

Dressmate Startup Comes to GU

Last spring, Christine Yang (SFS ’18) and Jennifer Simons (COL ’18) were eating pizza during a midterm study break when they fell into a discussion about the many problems that college women face. Both women are interested in fashion and began to consider the difficulty of always wanting to wear[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY MELTIES

GU Hails Melties’ Return

The first Georgetown University Farmers Market of the year Wednesday saw the return of student food startup Melties, offering gourmet ice cream-cookie sandwiches to customers passing through Red Square in the warm sunshine. Co-founded by Molham Krayem (MSB ’17) and Owais Bukhari (GRD ’15) during the spring, Melties has been[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top
BIZ JOURNALS
Ted Leonsis, founder and CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, donated a $1 million gift to Georgetown to start the Leonsis Priize for Entrepreneurship that will support young innovators.

Leonsis Family Donates $1 Million for Entrepreneurship Prize

The McDonough School of Business announced last week the start of the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize, a $1 million gift from the family of Ted Leonsis (CAS ’77) that aims to foster entrepreneurship among Georgetown students and alumni.   Leonsis is an entrepreneur, investor and founder and CEO of Monumental[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top