Entrepreneurship Keynote, Panel, Pitch Competition to be Held

January 27, 2011

Entrepreneurship Day to Feature Carl Schramm, Panel on Entrepreneurial Careers, Student Entrepreneurs Jan. 28

Entrepreneurship Day, a highlight of the various entrepreneurial programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, will feature a keynote address, “Studying Entrepreneurship or Learning to Start Companies? What American College Students Should Know,” by Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. A panel discussion, “Different Paths to an Entrepreneurial Career,” includes Joel Holland, founder and CEO of Footage Firm Inc.; Allison Phillips, general manager for LivingSocial in Washington, D.C.; and Manoj Saxena, vice president of strategy and market development in IBM Software Solutions Group, as well as founder of Exterprise and Webify.
The Hoya Challenge Rocket Pitch Competition, a business pitch competition in which 20 aspiring Georgetown University student entrepreneurs present a two-minute pitch to a panel of judges, also will be held during the event.
WHEN:         Friday, January 28, 2011
  • 1:00 p.m.         Keynote Address, Carl Schramm
  • 1:45 p.m.         Panel Discussion, “Different Paths to an Entrepreneurial Career”
  • 2:45 p.m.         Hoya Challenge Rocket Pitch Competition
  • 4:15 p.m.         Reception, Announcement of Rocket Pitch Winners
WHERE:       Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business,37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium, Washington, D.C.
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.