By Alya Sulaiman
At the outset, startups may adopt the attitude that they’re “moving too fast” to need lawyers, but in today’s age of disruptive innovation the most successful startups are often those that are able to navigate legal and regulatory frameworks to discover hidden opportunities. Lawyers can also play an important role in protecting one of a startup’s most important assets: intellectual property.
By James Li (MSB ’13)
It seems like meetups are springing up left and right in the startup world these days, but thankfully there is still a certain, added power to bringing together a very focused group. Recently, this …
By Darius Babel (MSB ’14)
Entrepreneurship, as a whole, is booming at Georgetown University. Now, many entrepreneurially-minded students are creating business ideas that also have a positive social impact. This impact can focus on the Georgetown community or can extend further to have a global effect.
On February 27th, Startup Hoyas hosted the 2nd annual Social Innovation Competition, an event that celebrated social entrepreneurship in the Georgetown community.
By Jesse Flores (COL ’16)
How would you like to live in a house with your friends from freshmen year, working towards a goal you are all genuinely passionate about? I recently had the opportunity to sit down with five members of the Leaders Innovating for Tomorrow (LIFT) Magis Row who did just that: Keegan Carter (MSB ’14), Seun Oyewole (SFS ’14), Darion Parker (COL ’14), Paris Williams (MSB ’14) and Rashawn Davis (COL ’14).
By Natasha Khan
Staff Writer for the Hoya
The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation’s launch Tuesday included speeches and workshops by some of the new center’s key figures, who stressed the center’s global role at the university and the social impact it hopes to achieve.
By Nader Abadi (MBA ’15)
Despite unprecedented quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, keeping rates near record lows, excess reserve cash piles have reached $2.4 trillion, hampering US economic growth. To get banks lending again, the Fed must do more. Maybe it is time for a page from another central bank’s playbook? How about one from Lebanon’s Central Bank?
An Interview with clinical Psychiatrist and author, Dr. Mark Goulston, by Georgetown EiR Mark Silverman.
Wooden’s sage advice came back to me when I was speaking to Mark Silverman, key advisor to entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. I asked Mark what was the greatest danger to the success of early stage companies.
Mark replied, “Expediency.”I knew immediately — but not expediently — that I had to find out more …
By Aamer Shah
On Monday, January 27th, over 100 people attended the inaugural InSITE DC CONNECT hosted at 1776. InSITE provides early stage companies with consulting services. InSITE CONNECT is a private pitch event hosted semi-annually in New York, Boston and for the first time last week in Washington DC. The event is designed to showcase top local startups to an audience of professionals focused on venture capital, private equity, and angel investments.
Victoria Chai is a junior in the McDonough School of Business. As a sophomore, she noticed her fellow students throwing away items that were still of perfectly good use. She combined this with her desire for social impact to create BeneShoppe, a non-profit that resells under-utilized items and donates all of the proceeds to charity.