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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.

The prize is supported by Ted Leonsis (C’77, P’14, P’15), 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 the Monumental Sports Network, and his daughter, Elle (C’14), digital marketing director of SnagFilms, Inc.

Reservoir // James Azar (MBA’23) – First Place, $30,000

Orbit // Steven Pang (C’26) – Second Place and People’s Choice, $25,000 & $5,000

Selleb // Claire Lee (B’24) – Third Place, $15,000

Georgetown REUSE // Rita Alan (SFS’24), Molly Austin (SFS’25), Brooke Hodge (SFS’24), and Elizabeth Packard (C’25) – Third Place, $15,000

Shanda // Dumi Mabhena (MBA’24) – Third Place, $15,000

SoleStep // James Hart (EMBA’24), Shawn Karawa (EMBA’24), Mika Rhabb (EMBA’24), and Omar Wilson (EMBA’24) – Fourth Place, $10,000

Enna Health // Nirmal Maitra (B’17, M’25) – Finalist, $5,000

Open Grid Technologies // Nanbo Liu (MBA’24), Theo Hebblethwaite (MBA’24), and Mike Wen (MBA’23) Finalist, $5,000


An exciting event with a lot of fun giveaways for audiences! 

Including a signed T.J Oshie Jersey, 2 Capitals tickets, and more! 

Individual students or teams of up to three may enter. Click the button below to learn more about eligibility requirements.

Find out how you can enter the Bark Tank Pitch Competition! 

Learn about all of the tips and techniques you need to give a successful pitch. 

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