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Pitch Competition

Pivot Fellows’ Entrepreneurship Skills Shine at Pitch Competition

June 22nd, 2022

Pivot Fellows presented their unique business venture ideas and took home $15,000 in startup funding at this year’s Pivot Pitch Competition – the culmination of the program’s entrepreneurship curriculum. Eight Pivot Fellows competed at the virtual event on June 9, walking a panel of distinguished judges through their ideas, plans, and budgets for a wide array of startups.

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Ukrainian Student, War Time Leader Returns to the Hilltop to Graduate

May 19th, 2022

On the first day of commencement, Salome Mikadze (B’22) will process into her senior convocation carrying a flag. This time, though, the flag bears a different weight. Mikadze will be carrying the flag of Ukraine, her home country and the place she left three weeks ago so that she could graduate in person at Georgetown.

Pivot Fellow Muhammad Al-Mahdi

Pivot Fellow Muhammad Al-Mahdi on Reentering the Workplace in a Tech World

May 3rd, 2022

When Muhammad Al-Mahdi was released from prison in 2020, he had never seen an iPhone, used Amazon, or scrolled on a Facebook feed. Now, as a Fellow with the Georgetown Pivot Program, Al-Mahdi uses rapidly developing technologies like Zoom and Microsoft applications that even the rest of the world struggles to keep up with.

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‘It Was All Very Worth It’: A Snapshot of a Senior’s Four Years at Georgetown

April 13th, 2022

Bayley Wivell (B’22) is graduating from the McDonough School of Business this spring. Throughout her four years at Georgetown, she’s interned in the Philippines, performed in Georgetown’s all-female a capella group and presented to Uber Spain in Madrid. This fall, she’ll teach English in Taiwan as a Fulbright Scholar.

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Alumnus and mentor collaborate to build pre-eminent center on financial markets and policy at Georgetown McDonough

April 11th, 2022

More than a decade after providing seed capital to establish a financial markets and policy center at the McDonough School of Business, Michael G. (B’89) and Robin Psaros (Parents’21) are committing $11 million to build the newly renamed Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy into the preeminent destination for unbiased expertise at the intersection of finance and policy.