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Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day

McDonough Global Student Association (MGSA) & The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series

Friday, November 9, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day

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Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day 2012

Friday November 9, 2012

Rafik B. Hariri Building

McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University 

Entrepreneurship Day is one of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative's signature events. At this event, members of the Georgetown and DC communities interact with world-class entrepreneurs, students pitch business ideas, and the campus community celebrates entrepreneurial successes.

Event Hightlights:


Breakout Sessions

  • Participate in small group sessions featuring notable alumni and members of the local entrepreneurship community
  • Breakout topics include: International Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Non-Technology Entrepreneurship, Technology Entrepreneurship, and Finance Entrepreneurship 
  • More details will be available by email for those that sign up

Location: Breakout Rooms 


Session 1 - "It's All About Startups"

  • Learn how to start a company and be inspired by successful entrepreneurs
  • Listen to Rocket Pitches from Georgetown student aspiring entrepreneurs (sponsored by the StartupHoya Challenge)

Featured Speakers (more to come):

  • Tom Grossi, Partner at NEA
  • Melissa Bradley, CEO of the Tides Foundation
  • Jonathan Perelli, Founding Partner at Fortify
  • Jeff Reid, Director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative 

Location: Lohrfink Auditorium 


Session 2 - "It's Not Only About the Idea"

  • Don't have your own idea yet?
  • Learn about the many ways to pursue entrepreneurship 
  • See demos from the StartupHoyas Showcase featuring Georgetown student and alumni entrepreneurs
  • Participate in the official kick-off for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Featured Speakers (more to come):

  • Erin Wiley, VP, Strategic Partnerships at Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Ann Sarnoff, COO of BBC America
  • Jenny Abramson, Senior VP, Monetization & Partnerships at Personal

StartupHoyas Showcase Companies (more to come):

  • LET Global
  • Millenial Trains Project (MTP)
  • Riide

Location: Lohrfink Auditorium 


Entrepreneurship Day Reception:

  • Network with speakers, alumni, and student entrepreneurs
  • Learn more about the programs offered for the Georgetown community

Location: Atrium, 2nd Floor, Rafik B. Hariri 

All students, alumni, faculty, staff, local entrepreneurs,

& startup enthusiasts are welcome to join! 

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