The StartupHoyas Club is the student hub of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. Their mission is to connect entrepreneurially minded students to each other and to the entrepreneurial community in and around D.C. The StartupHoyas coordinate and promote various entrepreneurship events on campus including our flagship event, the StartupHoyas Challenge. The club also helps students identify shared areas of interest and provides leadership opportunities.
This entrepreneurship club provides resources, networking, and education opportunities to MBA students wishing to start new businesses immediately after graduation, as well as to students interested in working with startups, venture capital firms, cutting-edge technology companies, or larger corporations that promote the entrepreneurial spirit.
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Launched at Georgetown and now offered at schools around the country, the Social Impact 360 Fellowship is a one-year program for first-year undergraduates. Social Impact 360, formerly known as “The Compass Fellowship,” inspires students to start social ventures, and empowers them to tackle the world’s greatest problems through socially conscious business models. At Georgetown, Compass provides 15 of the most passionate freshman with mentorship from both student leaders and business professionals who guide them through the process of creating a social impact business.
Innovo Solutions fosters a strong social entrepreneurship community at Georgetown and creates an environment of innovation, cooperation, and social engagement, both on and off campus. The organization partners with entrepreneurs at Georgetown to further their impact; presents students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience with startups; and hosts educational events that promote dialogue about social entrepreneurship – spreading the message that businesses should strive to be both financially and socially sustainable.
Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (GAMBLE) provides minority undergraduates with a holistic approach to career planning and employment opportunities. The ultimate goal is to broker a conversation about diversity and inclusion both on campus and in the workplace, combating the inequality that continues across racial and cultural lines. GAMBLE supports this vision by helping minority scholars become tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurs, with the support of a strong community and alumni mentoring network.
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Net Impact promotes positive change – social, ethical or environmental – through profitable business means. The organization helps students find careers in corporate social responsibility, sustainable business, renewable energy, international development, nonprofit management, micro-finance and social enterprise, through job postings, networking opportunities, and career education programs. Net Impact also works with the Georgetown faculty to drive the inclusion of social, environmental, and related themes in the MBA curriculum, and to raise the profile of the school as a leading institution at the intersection of business and society. The group welcomes students who don’t necessarily want a “Net Impact” job, but want to learn more about civic engagement, philanthropy, and community involvement.
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SIPS stands for Social Innovation and Public Service. The mission of the fund is to provide financial and institutional support for Georgetown community members looking to make an impact on the world. Whether on the Hilltop, in D.C., or around the world, SIPS looks to harness the creativity and passion of Georgetown’s unique student body to catalyze social change.
Georgetown Law Ventures provides opportunities for Law Center students to gain an understanding of the legal and business challenges facing entrepreneurs, learn the venture capital landscape, engage in community projects for start-ups and entrepreneurs, and cooperate with other Georgetown groups in working with the the DC and global venture capital community.
Georgetown Energy is an undergraduate action team that promotes energy self-reliance and sustainability as a hedge against steadily rising retail energy costs. Among other activities, they work to end the stigma of environmentally friendly choices like wind and solar energy, which can now compete economically with fossil fuel-derived sources. They also promote the adoption of practical energy solutions all across the world, both here in Washington and in places like Haiti. Founded in 2009 by a team of undergraduates, with the conviction that renewable energy is central to our global energy future, the organization is soon to be incorporated as a nonprofit.
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TIDGA helps students learn about opportunities in the technology, innovation, and business design space, and explore ways they can design and implement innovative solutions in the industry of choice. To further its mission, TIDGA is building a network of relationships with West Coast technology companies, highly regarded innovation consulting firms, and professionals in business design agencies.
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