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

2018 GEA Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards RECAP

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance hosted the sixth annual GEA Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards on September 20, 2018, at WeWork White House, home of the Georgetown Venture Lab. Five category awards were bestowed, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year Award—the highest honor the GEA can give a fellow #hoyapreneur.


Past Excellence Awardees Include:

Past Entrepreneur of the Year Awardees:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dan Berger (MBA'10), Social Tables

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

  • Catherine Cook (B’11), My Yearbook

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

2017 GEA Excellence Awardees:

  • Best in Retail/Consumer Products/Services:  Nora Gardner New York - Nora Gardner (C’07)

  • Rising Star:  Misfit Juicery - Ann Yang (F’16) & Phil Wong (F’15)

  • Best of Technology: Parking Panda - Nick Miller (C’10)

  • Best Social Impact:  Atlas Service Corps - Scott Beale (C’98)

  • Fastest Growing: California Cowboy - Drew Clark (C’00)

  • Best in Hospitality/Restaurants: Luke’s Lobster - Luke Holden (B’07)

  • Best in Mobile Apps: Spotluck - Cherian Thomas (EML’14)


GEA Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Hall of Fame