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Georgetown Students and Alumni Present Their Entrepreneurship Ventures During Summer Launch Incubator Showcase

The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Summer Launch Incubator (SLI) recently hosted its 2023 cohort of nine entrepreneurial ventures this summer. 

Now in its 13th year, the program is designed specifically for current Georgetown students and recent graduates who want to launch a new venture. The students and alumni received 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. 

Many of Georgetown’s most successful student-led ventures have participated in the Georgetown Entrepreneurship SLI. Several have gone on to gain admission to other regional and national accelerators or receive further offers of investment and support.

The 2023 Student Launch Incubator (SLI) Cohort participated in June 27th’s Virtual Showcase! 

This year’s companies included:

Equizar: A secondary market that works with hospitals to acquire their old equipment before it reaches landfills. Then, they resell the technology to smaller clinics and hospitals at a discounted price, improving access to quality care. It is led by Elizabeth Rivabem (C’26). 

Granular: Provides decision tools for making better funding decisions. It is led by Rishika Jerath (MPP’23). 

Jem’s Crown: Offers versatile, stylish, and affordable modern hair protection with easy application. Their main product is satin and silk inserts that line the hood of your favorite, already-existing hoodies. It is led by Rebecca Leathers (MiM’23).

Kheta Co.:  A social venture to promote Kheta Embroidery, a 400-year-old handicraft done by the rural women of Bihar,India, worldwide, to raise their living standards through sales and gain global recognition. It is led by Zarif Hosain (L’23).

Nose Ring Swim Clips: Provides a new nose clip for water sports that fits more securely and helps you swim faster. It is led by Liam Shannon (B’25).

Tese: Seeks to replace small cash transactions with quick mobile payments using minimal and scalable technology.  It is led by Nyasha Gandawa (B’23).

The Preserved Petal Co.: Preserves post-special/momentous event flowers to create sentimental arrangements that will last a lifetime. It is led by Lucinda Bakken (B’25).

Vusic: A music social media platform with the mission to create a more human way to discover music.  It is led by Aiden McCormack (C’24).

WorkStudy: Looks to help academic institutions improve career outcomes for their students by offering software-based and internally-managed virtual internship experiences curated in partnership with corporate sponsors. It is led by Chuma Azinge (B’23) and Rebekah Agwunobi

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