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Bark Tank 2020 Schedule

5:00pm – 5:10pm: Opening Remarks

 Jeff Reid, Founding Director of Georgetown Entrepreneurship

Christy Felix, Founder of UHustle & Bark Tank 2019 Grand Prize Winner

5:10pm – 6:30pm: Pitches

Project Olas, Rebecca Cox

Button Helper, Robert Bolen

Flolango, Izuo-Ere Digifa

KnoNap, Danya Sherman

COVID Can I Do It?, Gayatri Sanku

Parrotfish LLC, Katie Pearson Fucci

Kits to Heart, Sonia Su

The Bar, Betel Teka

6:30pm – 6:45pm: Leonsis Family Keynote

Ted Leonsis, Founder & CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

6:45pm – 7:00pm: Awards and Closing Remarks

Christy FelixFounder of UHustle & Bark Tank 2019 Champion

Meet the Finalists

Button Helper: Robert Bolen (B’20)

Button Helper empowers people of all abilities to keep wearing their favorite shirts.

COVID Can I Do It?: Gayatri Sanku (G’22)

CCIDI is a digital, mobile-friendly tool that aims to help anyone, anywhere assess their risks for COVID-19 transmission and be empowered to make informed choices to prevent further spread.

Flolango: Izuo-Ere Digifa (Pivot’20)

Flolango empowers people through poetry and great quality makeup.

Kits to Heart: Sonia Su (G’20)

Kits to Heart is a nonprofit that gives curated cancer care kits to bring smiles, alleviate stress, and provide psychosocial support for a better treatment process.

KnoNap: Danya Sherman (MBA’21)

KnoNap is a cocktail napkin that is capable of testing for specific rape-drug presence. KnoNap is the napkin that knows.

Parrotfish, LLC: Katie Pearson Fucci (SCS’20)

Parrotfish makes your sustainable swap one of beauty and ease with our refillable plastic-free, palm-free, personal care products—currently selling shampoo and conditioner bars, shower steamers, soaps, scrubs and lotion bars.

Project Olas: Rebecca Cox (F’23)

Project Olas employs moms in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump community as online Spanish tutors, boosting speaking and listening skills for Spanish students around the world and giving moms an opportunity to earn in 1 hour what they would typically earn in an entire day of work in the dump.

The Bar: Betel Teka (B’20)

Made by womxn, for womxn: nutrient-dense and plant-based whole ingredients blend together to create a one-of-a-kind supplemental health bar featuring a buy one, give one model to support disadvantaged girls in Ethiopia.
 
 

Meet the Judges

Ted Leonsis (C’77, P’14, P’15)
Founder & CEO, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Zach Leonsis (MBA’15)
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Sashi Brown

Chief Planning and Operations Officer, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Raul Fernandez
Vice Chairman, Monumental Sports and Entertainment

Sandy Carter

Vice President, Amazon Web Services

Shavini Fernando (G’19)
Founder, OxiWear

Michelle Freeman

President, Carl M. Freeman Companies

Osman Nur
Associate, Revolution Growth

Brett Johnson
Creative Director, Brett Johnson Collective

Arun Gupta
Venture Partner, Columbia Capital

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.

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
Monumental Sports Network; and his daughter, Elle (C’14), digital
marketing director of SnagFilms, Inc.
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
Monumental Sports Network; and his daughter, Elle (C’14), digital
marketing director of SnagFilms, Inc.

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