Georgetown Venture Lab Launches Georgetown Startup Accelerator

Georgetown Venture Lab

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The Georgetown Venture Lab will launch the Georgetown Startup Accelerator (GSA), a remote, nine-week program, on Feb. 2.

The GSA brings together 12 early-stage startup companies founded by Georgetown University alumni, who will have access to the Venture Lab’s experienced mentors, peers, and top subject matter experts to accelerate their business. 

This year’s companies include: 

Appdrop: Appdrop empowers teams to get their app to market quickly by providing a no code app solution designed with three core elements: ease, speed, and quality. It is based in Washington, D.C., and led by Kamar Mack (C’19) and Adrian Abrams (C’18).

Content Rooms: Content Rooms is an entertainment platform that enables individual creators and groups of creators to build a connected community with their most passionate fans. It is based in Yonkers, New York, and led by Chris Cacace (C’17).

Globally Unified Air Quality: Globally Unified Air Quality (GUAQ)’s environmental monitoring device empowers individuals, researchers, and enterprises with the ability to detect and measure environmental hazards by providing real-time actionable data. It is based in Washington, D.C., and led by Anna Giaquinto (B’21) and Neal Singal (B’22).

Hi-RX: Hi-Rx is a mobile healthcare company that sends a trained medical professional to the patient’s preferred location to perform a variety of services, including sample collection and delivery, immunizations, and a host of concierge patient education services. It is based in Stamford, Connecticut, and led by Russell Bar (MBA’20) and Kaye Macabuag.

Home Base Spirits: Home Base Spirits produces unique spirits and liqueurs highlighting sustainably farmed grains and California botanicals. It is based in Berkeley, California, and led by Samantha Blatteis (SFS’08) and Alexandra Blatteis.

Hydrova: The production of hydrogen gas is responsible for 2% of all global carbon dioxide emissions. Hydrova is fighting climate change by producing low-cost, zero-emissions hydrogen from aluminum and water. It is based in San Diego, California, led by Julian Davis (B’20) and Rostam Reifschneider.

Joint Homes: Joint Homes offers a modern housing solution for military service members that delivers the benefits of ownership with the flexibility of renting. Through their collective impact model, Joint unlocks trapped value in the housing market so that members and their families can live well and serve better. It is based in Alexandria, Virginia, and led by Rich Halverson (MBA’17) and Mel Levey (MBA’17).

Little Red Box Grocery: Little Red Box Grocery is democratizing access to good food. It is a tech-enabled and community-driven platform that brings the benefits of healthy food and pantry solutions, located conveniently and priced affordably. It is based in Houston, Texas, and led by Samuel Newman (MBA’08).

Patri: Patri is a software and consulting firm dedicated to helping companies win more business through data-powered solutions. Patri’s Bid Score™ is an innovative SaaS solution powering opportunity analytics, data-backed qualification, intelligent resource investments, and improved win rates for top companies in multiple countries. It is based in Springville, Utah, and led by Josh Ellars (MBA’15).

Pratt Standard: Pratt Standard Cocktail Company enables and equips consumers to share the joy of home cocktailing. Their D.C.-based company makes craft cocktail ingredients inspired by pre-prohibition recipes designed to help the home bartender up their game. It is based in Washington, D.C., and led by Victoria Pratt (SFS’11).

Promotable: Promotable is a professional development platform that teaches the data analytics skills required to do their best work now and become more promotable in the future through industry-created, expert-led, and mentor-driven hands on training. It is based in Chicago, Illinois, and led by Aaron Filous (G’15).

VFC Inc.: VFC creates delivery-native, on-demand, food delivery brands whose menu items are prepared in ghost kitchens in LatAm’s largest cities. It is based in Bogota, Colombia, and led by Gaetano Razzieri (MBA’11).

The program will feature guest speakers such as Ted Leonsis (C’77, P’14, P’15), founder, chairman, principal partner, and chief executive officer of Monumental Sports and Entertainment; Doug Bouton (C’07), chief executive officer, Halo Top International; Nitya Rajendran (C’14), senior associate, Tribeca Venture Partners, and many more.

On March 30, the program culminates with a Demo Day featuring comments by Jonathan Neman (B’07), cofounder of sweetgreen, and presentations by each company showcasing their progress. Registration and more information for Demo Day can be found here.