A big thanks to everyone who came out to the Summer Launch Showcase! Our entrepreneurs loved presenting to the sold-out crowd. 73 startup teams have now participated in the Summer Launch Program since it was established in 2011, including representatives from all of the Georgetown graduate and undergraduate programs.

Click here to see the Showcase highlights!

SUMMER LAUNCH SPOTLIGHTS – Click the images to visit each startup’s website!
About the Summer Launch Program

The StartupHoyas Summer Launch Program is a startup incubator program designed specifically for current Georgetown students and recent graduates who want to launch a new venture. The startups in this selective two-month program receive:

  • Dedicated support from Georgetown faculty, mentors, experienced entrepreneurs, and peers
  • Work space in the Rafik B. Hariri building on Georgetown University’s main campus
  • Introductions to local investors and entrepreneurs, and access to to the 1776 incubator
  • Invitations to exclusive networking events, and opportunities to present their ideas to the DC entrepreneurship community.

The Summer Launch program creates an energetic and supportive community within which our aspiring entrepreneurs work full-time to accelerate the development of their ideas, gain traction with customers, and build a case for investment with seed funders. Using “lean startup” principles, participants work on the components of their business model and collect the data to validate whether their idea has growth potential.

The Summer Launch Program does not include any direct funding for participating startups, but many go on to gain admission to other regional/national accelerators, or receive other offers of investment and support.

Have questions about the Summer Launch program? Please contact StartupHoyas at startuphoyas@georgetown.edu.

Check out highlights from our 2015 Summer Launch here and here!