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 2019 GEA Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

Since its founding in 2012, the GEA has officially represented the voices of entrepreneurs among close to 200,000 Georgetown alumni. The GEA is proud to confer the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Outstanding Alumni Entrepreneur and Excellence Awards by specific categories annually— celebrating the contributions of alumni entrepreneurs that embody and exemplify the spirit of men and women for others and a passion for innovation.

The 2019 GEA Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards nomination window has been extended! Nominations will be available through July 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The GEA board will make a final determination of the award winners and will notify the winners in mid-July.

PAST ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDEES:

  • Dan Berger (MBA'10), Social Tables

  • Doug Bouton (C’07), COO & President, Halo Top

  • Catherine Cook (B’11), My Yearbook

  • David Fogel (F’93, L’97, MBA’97), President & COO, IndexIQ

  • Randy Goldberg (B'00), Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Bombas

  • Nicolas Jammet (B’07), Jonathan Neman (B’07), Nathaniel Ru (B’07), Sweetgreen

  • Ted Leonsis (C'77), Founder & CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

  • David McCourt (C'79), Granahan McCourt Capital

  • Craig Walker (MBA'91), Founder & CEO, UberConference

  • Amy Wright (MBA’92), Co-Founder & CEO, Macro Solutions

2018 GEA EXCELLENCE AWARDEES:

  • Best in Retail/Consumer Products/Services:  Solemates, Monica Ferguson (B’00)

  • Rising Star:  Lulu’s Ice Cream, Luisa Santos (C’14)

  • Best of Technology: Latch, Luke Schoenfelder (C’12)

  • Best Social Impact:  Cradles to Crayons, Lynn Margherio (C’88)

  • Best in Hospitality/Restaurants: Sunniva Super Coffee, Jake Decicco (B’16)