Washingtonian Magazine's annual Top 100 Tech Titans of D.C. issue hit the newsstands this week and we were so thrilled to see so many Hoyapreneurs amongst the top entrepreneurs and leaders in the world of D.C. Traditionally pigeonholed as a political town, over the past several years D.C. has started to make a name for itself in tech with several unicorns and multinationals based in the nation's capital. Leading the way are Georgetown grads who are showing there is much more to Georgetown and D.C. then government.
Below are the 8 Hoyas who were honored for their work in the annual Tech Titans of D.C.:
Recognized as Leading Entrepreneurs:
Reggie Aggarwal (LLM Georgetown Law School '98) - Cvent: "Eighteen years ago, Aggarwal emptied his bank account to found the events-management unicorn software company Cvent, which last year was acquired by a private-equity firm for $1.65 billion. He’ll continue as CEO as Cvent merges with another team in the equity firm’s portfolio."
Daniel Berger (McDonough School of Business '10) - Founder Social Tables: "In addition to helping clients such as the Four Seasons Hotel and Wolfgang Puck throw parties using its event-planning platform, Berger’s Social Tables hosted more than 160 free community events in the past year."
Logan Soya (McDonough School of Business '13) - Founder Aquicore: "Calling itself “Fitbit for buildings,” this founder’s Aquicore measures and analyzes utility data from commercial buildings to help reduce energy usage and to simplify billing."
Recognized as an Industry Leaders:
Gary Shapiro (Georgetown Law School) - President of Consumer Technology Association: "Considered a social media influencer Gary is the president of the Consumer Technology Association which lobbies for the sector’s policy interests, testifying before Congress on subjects such as self-driving cars and overregulation."
Todd Stottlemyer (Georgetown Law School '91) - CEO of Inova Center: "Inova Center for Personalized Health’s CEO, Todd has created an investment fund and a start-up incubator to fuel disruptive technologies in health care."
Recognized as Ultimate Connectors:
Melissa Bradley (Georgetown Col, 89) Managing Partner at Sidecar Social Finance: "As director of Project 500—which helps disadvantaged DC entrepreneurs scale up their businesses—Bradley has a long history of supporting tech diversity, including serving on the Mayor’s Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council and as a managing director for Black Female Founders."
Jeff Reid (Founding Director Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative): The director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Georgetown University oversees students getting their feet wet in start-ups and competing for funding dreams such as a portion of the $100,000 Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize.
Ted Leonsis (Georgetown College '77): The owner of the Capitals, the Wizards, and a whole bunch of other stuff is also |a founder at Revolution, using his tech connections to push DC into becoming a “smart city” with free area-wide wi-fi.
Recognized as Dealmakers:
Sean Stone (McDonough School of Business '92), Head of Sales, Silicon Valley Bank: Stone is head of sales at the local office of globe-spanning Silicon Valley Bank, helping expand companies such as Vox Media and EverFi while connecting investors with start-ups.