Entrepreneurship Summit to be Held at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business

January 28, 2010

Event to Feature Keynote Lectures, Panel Discussions, and an Elevator Pitch Competition

WHAT: The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, will introduce students and other participants to a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship through a series of lectures and panel discussions. The event is open to the public.

The event will feature keynote lectures by Larry Robertson, founder and principal of Lighthouse Consulting, on “The Meaning of Entrepreneurship”; Samer Hamadeh, founder of Vault.com, on the topic of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Entrepreneurship”; and David McCourt, chairman and CEO of Granahan McCourt Capital on “Entrepreneurship: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me.”

Panel discussions throughout the day will cover such topics as Tech Entrepreneurs; Opportunities in Clean Technologies; The Total Package: Skin, Hair to Sole Consumer Goods, Beauty and Fashion; Minority Entrepreneurs; Social Entrepreneurship; and Investors View: How to Get Funding.  Click here  to view a complete list of speakers.

Students attending the event also will participate in an elevator pitch competition highlighting their own new business ideas.

WHEN: Friday, January 29, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 
Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

SPONSORS: The event is sponsored by the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, and the MBA Entrepreneurship Club, in conjunction with the Energy & Clean Tech Club, Net Impact, GAMBLE, Compass Fellows, the GU Social Entrepreneurship Competition, the Georgetown Entrepreneurs Organization, and the McDonough School of Business Entrepreneurship Faculty Task Force.

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.