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Student Entrepreneurs Recognized Among Inc.’s 16 Coolest College Startups

Microcoaching, a start-up co-founded by Georgetown McDonough students Emre Ruhi (MBA ’17) and Dan Tasch (MBA ’17), has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 2017 Coolest College Startups list. 

Microcoaching is an on-demand video game coaching marketplace that helps gamers improve by connecting them to experts in real-time through an innovative, proprietary web application. The company’s platform combines the best features with the performance requirements of competitive gaming to provide a seamless customer experience that works entirely in-browser, with no downloads, setup, or configuration. The coaching roster includes some of the best video game players in the world who have been through the company’s vetting process. Gamers can receive personalized assistance from an expert gamer in real time, and therefore become more successful in competitive games.

Inc.’s 16 Coolest College Startups were selected from universities across North America based on the originality of the idea, the pitch, and growth potential. Out of the 16 “coolest” startups, one will be named the Reader’s Choice, based on the results of a March Madness-style tournament.

“Emre and Dan are stellar examples of ‘Hoyapreneurs’ who are using the power of entrepreneurship to solve important problems,” said Jeff Reid, founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. “I want to thank the Georgetown community for rallying behind them by voting for them in this competition.  It is exciting to see our students recognized in this ranking for another year.” 

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