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Georgetown Global Startup Interns Program's first cohort in Mexico City.
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Georgetown Startup Interns’ First Cohort Travels to Mexico City on a Business Expedition  

Over the summer, Georgetown Global Startup Interns Program (GSI) took its inaugural cohort to Mexico, where interns had the opportunity to network with fellow Hoyas, learn about entrepreneurship, and explore the culture of Mexico City.

The Hoya Club of Mexico City, in collaboration with Georgetown Entrepreneurship, invited the five interns to a reception and networking hosted by alumnus Zach Oschin (SFS’20).

In an effort to provide Georgetown undergraduate students with greater access to the global startup community, the GSI program matches high-quality students with startups around the world for unique international internships and cultural experiences. The program creates opportunities for Georgetown students across all disciplines to become the next generation of global entrepreneurs. Georgetown Entrepreneurship aspires to build on this inaugural program in future years with additional startup interns in Mexico and expansion to other countries. Learn more at 

The full list of participating companies and interns this year is as follows:

Elenas: A Latin American top social commerce platform that has empowered thousands of women across Colombia to launch online businesses and earn extra income by selling products on WhatsApp, Facebook, and other social media sites.

William Hansen (B’25), Summer Strategy Intern

Llama: Focuses on increasing financial inclusion and prosperity in Latin America through investment portfolios and financial education for retail investors.

Luke Henderson (SFS’25), Investment Intern

Sophie Piedras (B’25), Investment Intern

Palenca: Based in Mexico City, Palenca aggregates work experience and income data to help credit providers create more accurate customer credit scores. 

Max Potter (B’25), Investor Relations Intern

Miche Mix: Miche Mix was the first company in the world to bottle the Michelada. The original recipe inspires a mix of locally sourced Mexican spices and herbs to give that 100% authentic flavor. 

Stephane Granato (SFS’24), Foodservice Channel Business Planner

Granato reflected on his experience working abroad in Mexico.

“It was a fully immersive experience that mixed business and culture in a unique melting pot,” said Granato. “My coworkers were extremely kind and welcoming. Visiting the plant and the stores where the product is sold was a great learning experience that enhanced my understanding of the whole market process.” 

Stephane Granato (SFS’24)

Piedras expressed how the GSI program satisfied her passion for culture and work. “My company has provided me with considerable knowledge about finance. Meeting with other interns and alumni secured an exceptional networking opportunity at the Hoya Club of Mexico City,” said Piedras. “I enjoyed the early morning strolls and explored a variety of new cafes in the Condesa and Roma areas. It is a trip to remember.”

Sophie Piedras (B’25)
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