Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

GEA Pitch Competition: JCW Austin

  • Antone's Nightclub

Join the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance during John Carroll Weekend as we present four alumni-led start-ups. Each start-up will present pitches to a panel of judges on their entrepreneurial endeavors.

1789 Seconds with John (B'04) and Kendall Antonelli (F'04)
Mar
8
12:30 pm12:30

1789 Seconds with John (B'04) and Kendall Antonelli (F'04)

Join us for a 30-minute [1,789 seconds!] live Q&A broadcast where you help shape the content by submitting your questions!

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop has grown from a cut-to-order artisanal cheese, charcuterie, and pairings shop into a thriving retail business with both a storefront and e-commerce site, a wholesale program selling to roughly 175 Central Texas chefs, and an events department hosting over 200 classes and tastings per year.

Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Nominations Call Out
Dec
16
Jan 8

Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Nominations Call Out

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. To nominate a Hoyapreneur, visit here: http://www.hoyapreneurs.org/entrepreneur-of-the-year-2017/ 

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.

To nominate a Hoyapreneur, visit here: http://www.hoyapreneurs.org/entrepreneur-of-the-year-2017/ 

Past winners have included: Tom Raffa (B’76), founder of Raffa, P.C., David Fogel (F'93, L'97, MBA’97), serial entrepreneur and founder of IndexIQ, Amy Wright (MBA '92), CEO of Macro Solutions, Ted Leonsis (COL 77), founder of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, Dan Berger (MBA’10), founder of Social Tables; David McCourt (C’79), founder of Granahan McCourt Capital; Craig Walker (MBA’91), founder of Uber Conference; Catherine Cook (B’11), cofounder of myYearbook.com; and Nicolas Jammet (B’07), Jonathan Neman (B’07), and Nathaniel Ru (B’07), the founders of Sweetgreen.  

This year, The GEA is introducing new award categories. For the first time, we will be recognizing alumni for "Best of Retail/Consumer Products and Services," "Best of Hospitality/Restaurants," "Fastest Growing," "Best in Mobile Apps," "Rising Star," and "Best in Social Impact."

D.C. Entrepreneurship Event
Jun
24
6:30 pm18:30

D.C. Entrepreneurship Event

  • Right Proper Brewing Company

Join fellow seasoned Hoyapreneurs for an evening of conversation and idea sharing in D.C. beer guru Thor Cheston's (C'01) quintessential neighborhood brewpub.

Featuring a raffle of products and services by our Hoyapreneurs. Email Sarah Hay to enter a product for the raffle.

 

Learn more about Right Proper Brewing Company.

Webinar: Successful Negotiation Tactics for Mergers & Acquisitions
May
19
12:30 pm12:30

Webinar: Successful Negotiation Tactics for Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Washington DC.

Buying a company is not like buying a car where you walk away and never see the seller again. In many cases, it is more like buying an automobile with the seller thrown in. Especially for strategic acquirers, key employees from both buyer and seller are likely to work alongside one another in the newly merged company for years to come. This presents a challenge to how you might typically negotiate. Hard-nosed tactics rarely serve either buyer or seller well in the long run. When negotiating during M&A you must carefully balance assertion with compromise. 

StartupHoyas Challenge Final Round
Apr
27
5:00 pm17:00

StartupHoyas Challenge Final Round

The StartupHoyas Challenge allows you to pitch your new venture idea to an expert panel of experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Gain valuable feedback on your idea as well as the opportunity to meet with prospective mentors and investors. The top eight teams will advance to the final round, where they will compete for more than $15,000 in cash prizes and other services-in-kind.

Students may opt to compete in either the commercial or social tracks.  The requirements are largely the same – in both cases, the idea will have to include a sustainable revenue model.  In the case of “social” ventures, the judges will also consider whether the idea is likely to have significant social, environmental or other positive impact.

Los Angeles: John Carroll Weekend Panel: Hoyas in the World of Entrepreneurship
Apr
16
Apr 19

Los Angeles: John Carroll Weekend Panel: Hoyas in the World of Entrepreneurship

  • Bevelery Wilshire Hotel

Join Peter Mellen (B'89, MBA'98), President of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance and Jeff Reid, Founding Director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative along with a diverse panel of alumni entrepreneurs representing influential businesses such as Maker Studios, and Realty Mogul, as they discuss their individual stories of successes and failures and the importance of social entrepreneurship. 

Join us afterward to network and keep the conversation going at The BLVD, an art-deco-style restaurant and bar, also inside our host hotel, the Beverly Wilshire. To learn more about John Carroll Weekend click here.

Webinar: Developing a Successful Acquisition Strategy: Best Practices for Contacting Owners
Apr
8
12:30 pm12:30

Webinar: Developing a Successful Acquisition Strategy: Best Practices for Contacting Owners

 Buying a company is not like buying a car where you walk away and never see the seller again. In many cases, it is more like buying an automobile with the seller thrown in. Especially for strategic acquirers, key employees from both buyer and seller are likely to work alongside one another in the newly merged company for years to come. This presents a challenge to how you might typically negotiate. Hard-nosed tactics rarely serve either buyer or seller well in the long run. When negotiating during M&A you must carefully balance assertion with compromise.  Learn more.

Mar
24
6:30 pm18:30

StartupHoyas Challenge Preliminary Rounds

  • Georgetown University

The StartupHoyas Challenge allows you to pitch your new venture idea to an expert panel of experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders.  Gain valuable feedback on your idea as well as the opportunity to meet with prospective mentors and investors. The top eight teams will advance to the final round, where they will compete for more than $15,000 in cash prizes and other services-in-kind.

Students may opt to compete in either the commercial or social tracks.  The requirements are largely the same – in both cases, the idea will have to include a sustainable revenue model.  In the case of “social” ventures, the judges will also consider whether the idea is likely to have significant social, environmental or other positive impact.