Georgetown Entrepreneurship Hosts Summer Launch Incubator Final Showcase
Students and Alumni Across the University Present their Entrepreneurial Venture
The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Summer Launch Incubator (SLI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is hosting 12 entrepreneurial ventures this summer.
Now in its 10th year, the program is designed specifically for current Georgetown students and recent graduates who want to launch a new venture. The students and alumni receive dedicated support from Georgetown faculty, mentors, and other experienced entrepreneurs; a stipend to support their efforts; introductions to local investors and entrepreneurs; and invitations to exclusive networking events. This year’s cohort is generously supported by Neel Premkumar (B’02), founder & CEO of Dyla Brands.
The Summer Launch Showcase is a culmination of each startup team’s efforts and provides an opportunity to present their ideas to the entrepreneurial community of Washington, D.C. This year’s featured keynote speaker will be Raul Fernandez, the vice chairman and owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, as well as a special advisor to General Atlantic Partners.
Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 P.M.
This year’s companies include:
ActWordly is a social media platform dedicated to the many ways people are becoming involved in different social causes. It is led by Betsy Ratliffe (SFS‘23).
Community Experiments uses the arts to improve mental health in the Black community. It is led by Lauren Jordan (MBA‘22).
Competity is a tournament hosting platform and online community for League of Legends players to compete with a team, build notoriety, increase their ranking, and exchange about e-sports. It is led by Elliot Mack (SFS‘22) and Younes Alakhir (SFS‘22).
DopaMe is a bi-layer organic tattoo that detects dopamine levels in the bloodstream, allowing users to understand and naturally control their internal neurotransmitter levels. It is led by Tian Shi (COL‘22).
Dreame LLC is a content creator and life coach who supports PTSD and trauma survivors with content on social media featuring resources on self-care, anxiety, relationship support, and healing trauma. It is led by Victor Asemota (COL‘22).
EMTomorrow is creating an accessible emergency medical service pathway for underserved, young adults in Washington, D.C., by providing a free, nationally-accredited EMT-B training course. It is led by Nina Williams (NHS‘22,), Ceylan Metin (COL‘22), and Christopher Grisham (COL‘22).
GoCook is a meal planning and recipe-sharing application that promotes positive financial behavior amongst college students through an innovative gamification experience. It is led by Dhruv Johri (SFS’21), Caridad Wille (SFS’21), and Maria Aljure (B’21).
Gorilla Coffee Company aims to distribute quality organic coffee that is home-grown in Kigali, Rwanda, with a portion of the proceeds of the sales supporting wild gorillas in Rwanda. It is led by Sybil Simbulan (MBA‘21), Jose Bunag (MBA‘22), and Yannick Munyura.
Libero creates cutting-edge, multi-tiered CD Laddering strategies that help new, non-traditional investors remain engaged, focused, and on-track to reach their specific investment goal. It is led by Sam Pandey (MBA’21), Abeera Jahangir (MBA’21), Katerina Arzhayev (MBA‘21), and Andrew Hart (MPP‘21).
SpeakEasy is an app-based solution that integrates the current approaches to mental and sexual health education and communication into one holistic solution encompassing mental and sexual health topics in a community based, all-inclusive platform. It is led by Molly Sullivan (MED’21), Malika Adrien (M‘21), Binyam Bayu (M‘21), and Jay Kline (M‘21).
The Quechua Project (TQP) champions intergenerational survival of the Quechua language within the Bolivian immigrant community of the D.C. area through a variety of novel multimedia programs. It is led by Shana Inofuentes (G‘21).
WadhBank uses the latest in blockchain technologies and timeless halal, Islamic financial guidelines to deliver free checking accounts, faith-based and ethically-sourced savings and investments, and riba-free (interest-free) lending options through a safe and secure mobile platform. It is led by Ishmam Ahmed (SCS‘22).
About the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, led by founding director Jeff Reid, inspires Georgetown University students to be entrepreneurial, teaches them the entrepreneurial lessons learned by others before them, connects them to useful resources, and helps them pursue their own unique entrepreneurial interests. The initiative manages an array of courses and extracurricular programs to serve the Georgetown University entrepreneurial community, both within and outside of the McDonough School of Business, and fosters stronger connections to the vibrant Washington, D.C., entrepreneurial community and the Georgetown Alumni Association. Signature programs include the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Pitch Competition, the StartupHoyas Incubator, the McDonough School of Business Entrepreneurial Fellowship, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Faculty Exchange, Entrepreneurs in Residence, and events such as Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day, the Venture Capital Investment Competition and Global Entrepreneurship Week. Learn more at https://eship.georgetown.edu/. Follow us on Twitter: @GeorgetownEship.