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GU Alum Recognized For Entrepreneurship

Georgetown University alum Jeff Stefanis (MSB ’13) was selected for Forbes’ 2016 “30 Under 30” list in manufacturing and industry for his entrepreneurial achievements, published Jan. 4. Stefanis was recognized for his work as the co-founder and CEO of Riide, a company that facilitates the use of lightweight electric bicycles[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Energy Startup Grows with $3.1 M Investment

Energy Startup Grows with $3.1 M Investment

Logan Soya’s (GRD ’13) energy analytics and management start-up, Aquicore, is gaining traction in the technology industry. In September, Aquicore became the first recipient of a D.C. incubator’s seed fund fully valued at $3.1 million. The incubator, 1776, provides business networks, mentorship and funding for startups. In October, city news[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY NSPHIRE

App Aims to Be Tinder for Job Market

Swipe, swipe, swipe, match. You’re hired. Well, it may require more than a few swipes to get hired, but nspHire starts the conversation by matching employers and job seekers through a quick swiping process similar to that of popular dating app Tinder. Founded by Georgetown alumni Rasheen Carbin (SFS ’98)[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 1 comment Business, Business - Top
COURTESTY SPLIT
Split offers budget rides in Washington, D.C.’s core. The startup launched in May and its ridership has grown about about 75% monthly.

Alum’s Rideshare App Competes in Crowded Marketplace

Ario Keshani (SFS ’05) wants to change the way Washingtonians think about city transportation. His startup app Split allows users to call for cars and save money by sharing rides with strangers who are traveling in the same direction, similar to Uber’s microtransit platform, UberPool, which launched in the District[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

StartupHoyas Solicits Pitches on Twitter

Fifty-four Georgetown students submitted startup ideas to the annual Startup Hoyas Twitter Pitch competition, which ended Oct. 23. The competition received approximately 15 percent more submissions than last year’s contest, according to StartupHoyas co-president Beatrice Fabris (COL ’16). The competition asked undergraduate and graduate students to propose startup ideas in[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESTY CHERIAN THOMAS
Spotluck co-founders Cherian Thomas (GRD ’14) and Brad Sayler hope to promote business at  local restaurants by offering discounts to customers based on a special algorithm that changes based on demand.

Startup Offers New Way to Dine Locally

When Jack Segelstein (COL ’18) goes out to eat with friends in Georgetown, his group sometimes encounters a dilemma. “A lot of the time we just can’t agree on what we want to eat,” Segelstein said. To help solve this problem, Cherian Thomas (GRD ’14) and Brad Sayler created Spotluck,[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY ALEX MITCHELL
David Patou (COL ’18) and Alex Mitchell (COL ’18) founded Campus Sherpa fall 2014. The company has spread to more than 60 college campuses and employs 400 part-time student tour guides.

Startup Personalizes the College Tour

Prospective college students can now personalize one-on-one campus tours with Campus Sherpa, a for-profit tour guide company founded and run by Alex Mitchell (COL ’18) and David Patou (COL ’18). The company, which has tour guides at 60 colleges around the country, aims to attract students by allowing them to[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 3 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY MATTHEW ARONSON
North by South founder Matthew Aronson (COL ’15) steps out of a helicopter wearing one of his company’s T-shirts with pockets made from necktie material. The startup now boasts more than 100 different designs.

Alum’s Startup Blends Formal and Casual Fashion

When online shoppers search for clothing, they are faced with seemingly endless options — a simple Amazon keyword search for the term “T-shirt” yields more than 8 million results. In this competitive market, Matthew Aronson (COL ’15) has founded the startup apparel brand North by South, offering T-shirts with chest[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
NEXTGENVEST
Students signed up to become members of NextGenVest during New Student Orientation the weekend of Aug. 28. The startup advertised their service outside the front gates of the university on O Street.

NextGenVest Teaches Finances, Budgeting

As hundreds of freshmen made their way through Georgetown’s front gates for New Student Orientation this year, they were greeted not only by orientation advisors, but also by representatives from NextGenVest, a New York-based startup that promotes financial literacy. NextGenVest was started by Harvard graduate Kelly Peeler with the aim[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY ALEXANDER GALICKI 
Roamer has connected more than 2,000 graduate students looking for furnished housing to other graduate students looking to sublet.

Q&A: Startup Connects Grad Students to Apartments

Alexander Galicki (LAW ’16) and Kentaro Murase (LAW ’16) joined the start-up game in August 2014 when they created Roamer, an apartment rental app that tailors specifically to graduate students looking to sublet apartments. Roamer currently hosts more than 2,000 users. The Hoya got in touch with Galicki to hear[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top