November 28th, 2018

WHAT: Georgetown Entrepreneurship, serving all of Georgetown University from the McDonough School of Business, announces the finalists for the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize.

 
Student and alumni entrepreneurs will pitch their ventures with the community at the second annual Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize “Bark Tank” pitch competition Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Finalists will try to win over a panel of judges and the audience to win a share of the $100,000 Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize.
 

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 5–7 p.m. WHERE: Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Rafik B. Hariri Building Lohrfink Auditorium 37th and O Streets, NW Washington, DC 20057

 

RSVP:

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Molly Fleenor, assistant director of communications, at (202) 687-5254 or molly.fleenor@georgetown.edu. Press will need to present valid credentials at check-in.

All guests should register/RSVP for the event here:

The eight finalists are:

BlueFoot

Ramya Possett (MBA’18) and Rachel Lee

BlueFoot is an enterprise SaaS company that marries Wall Street data with technology, product, and patent data to help companies make better strategic decisions.

 

CAVALL

Juliette Silvain (B’20) and Yechan Choi (C’20)

CAVALL, which means horse in Catalan, is a mobile application that connects buyers and sellers of sport horses at competitions.

 

Elenas

Zach Oschin (F’20)

Elenas is a digital direct sales platform where Latin American women earn income selling beauty products in a modern and risk-free way.

 

Farley Craig Capital LLC

Dennis F. Craig II (L’19)

FC Capital is a diversity-focused fund that backs underrepresented founders and empowers new investors to participate in the venture capital ecosystem.

 

Happy Price

Sahaj Sharda (F’20)

Happy Price sells access to a dynamic pricing algorithm in order to help other businesses price their products in the most optimal way.

 

M’Panadas

Margarita Womack (EMBA’19)

M’Panadas fuses street foods, nutritional science, and modern American cuisine to make tasty, wholesome, portable foods to fuel people on the go.

 

O2Wear

Shavini Fernando (C’18)

O2Wear is an ear-wearable vital monitoring and emergency alert device that warns people when their vitals are out of normal range and contacts 911 to receive help.

 

Truckr

Hannah Williams (B’19)

Truckr is a mobile application that connects food trucks and customers to provide a more convenient and reliable food truck experience.

 

Current Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Georgetown alumni within six months of graduation, are eligible to win the prize and may be nominated as individuals or as teams. Georgetown’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence provide valuable mentorship to the Leonsis prize recipients. Recipients of the prize are selected through a rigorous nomination, application, and review process.

The Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize is supported by Ted Leonsis (C’77), a longtime entrepreneur, investor, and founder, majority owner, chairman and chief executive officer of

 

Monumental Sports & Entertainment; his wife, Lynn; his son, Zach (MBA’15), senior vice president of strategic initiatives of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and general manager of Monumental Sports Network; and his daughter, Elle (C’14), digital marketing director of SnagFilms, Inc.

Learn more about last year’s Bark Tank

 

 

 

Overview of the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize:

Since 2009, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative has equipped students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to launch viable new businesses that create wealth and add value to society. As the initiative works to build a culture of entrepreneurship across the Georgetown community, the McDonough School of Business recognizes an opportunity to mentor and support our students and young alumni who have turned their passions into viable entrepreneurial ventures.

Aligning with the Jesuit values of Georgetown University, the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize honors and supports Georgetown students who have launched or are preparing to launch new business ventures that will address problems in the world around them. Each year, teams or individuals compete to win an amount determined from the annual limit of $100,000. Ultimately, the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize builds awareness around the innovation and accomplishments of Georgetown’s entrepreneurs and strengthens the university’s reputation as a place where ambitious students can turn their passions into entrepreneurial ventures.

Current Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Georgetown alumni within six months of graduation, are eligible for the prize and may be nominated as individuals or as teams. Georgetown’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence provide valuable mentorship to the Leonsis prize recipients as they develop and pursue their ventures. Recipients of the prize are selected through a rigorous nomination, application, and review process.

With Much Appreciation:

On behalf of the many young Georgetown entrepreneurs whose ambitions will be advanced by your support, we thank the entire Leonsis family for their $1 million donation to create the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize, which provides financial support to Georgetown students and recent alumni who have launched or are preparing to launch new business ventures that address problems in the world.

The Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize is supported by Ted Leonsis (C’77), a longtime entrepreneur, investor, and founder, majority owner, chairman, and chief executive officer of Monumental Sports & Entertainment; his wife, Lynn; his son, Zach (MBA’15), senior vice president of strategic initiatives of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and general manager of Monumental Sports Network; and his daughter, Elle (C’14), digital marketing director of SnagFilms, Inc.