GEA Excellence Awards
The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance is currently seeking nominations for the 5th Annual GEA Entrepreneur of the Year and, new this year, GEA is also seeking nominations honoring Hoyapreneurs and Hoya-owned businesses in various categories. The Entrepreneur of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed to Georgetown entrepreneurs and will be presented by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance at a banquet in Washington, DC on April 5, 2017. Category winners will be celebrated that evening as well.
PAST AWARDEES HAVE INCLUDED:
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR NOMINATION
Nominations will be collected through Monday, January 20, 2017 at 5pm ET and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance board will make a final selection of the award winner. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Please note: past nominations do NOT roll over year-to-year so please resubmit any previous nominations.
* Must be an alumnus of Georgetown University
* Must have founded or co-founded a company
* Must be present to accept the award
* If the company was founded by multiple Georgetown alumni, all may be nominated together for an award
* Evidence of growth & financial success of the company such as revenue generated, capital raised, market leadership etc.
* Level of innovation
* Demonstration of positive impact of business
* Tie to Georgetown's mission and Jesuit values
* Service to entrepreneurial community
* Service to Alma Mater
This award is given to individuals or organizations that are either Hoya owned/ operated/ founded/ cofounded, recognizing excellence in a retail or consumer product business. Please provide company website if appropriate.
This award is given to individuals or organizations that are either Hoya owned/ operated/ founded/ cofounded recognizing excellence in the restaurant business and/or food/ beverage sector. Please provide company website if appropriate.
This award is given to a newly minted Hoya entrepreneur and Hoya owned/ operated/ founded/ cofounded business showing growth at a rapid and steady pace. Please provide company website if appropriate.
This award is given to Hoya owned/ operated/ founded/ cofounded companies that have demonstrated excellence in design, user experience, and/or technology implementation to create an innovative native mobile application. Please provide company website if appropriate.
This award recognizes a Hoya owned/ operated/ founded/ cofounded startup or small business (either for-profit or non-profit) whose mission and core values remain at the forefront of all business decisions and may include a 1:1 give-back model, percentage donated to charity, environmentally/ socially responsible product or service, etc. Please provide company website if appropriate.
This award recognizes excellence in the tech sector and may include any Hoya owned/ operated/ founded/ cofounded business or operation that services finance, social, education, enterprise wearables and government sector. Please provide company website if appropriate.
This award is given to a newly minted Hoyapreneur, showing excellence in contribution, commitment and passion. Nominees are eligible if they are either: a) younger than 30, or b) demonstrably have been in small-business/ startups/ entrepreneurship for fewer than five years.