The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge is Georgetown’s largest annual pitch competition series. Pitch your new venture idea to an expert panel of entrepreneurs and business leaders, gain valuable feedback, win thousands of dollars in startup funds, and meet prospective mentors and investors!
The top team from each preliminary competition will advance to the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals. Any student who is enrolled in a Georgetown graduate or undergraduate program may apply to pitch. Check out the information below for guidelines, pitch tips, judging criteria, and details regarding the 2022 Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Applications Open Spring 2022
Competitions begin in early March and run until early April
The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge is a Completely Virtual Event
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2021 Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Winners
- Graduate First Place + People’s Choice Award: Cradl by Natalie Poston (MBA’21) and Allison Cavasino (MBA’22)
- Graduate Second Place: MM-Seas by Nathaniel Gilman (SCS’21)
- Graduate Finalist: Budeli by Carlos Bello (MBA’22), Jinsung Bach (MBA’22), and Michael Pollinger (MBA’22)
- Graduate Finalist: Homemade in DC by Mackenzie Loy (MBA’22), Chidozie Obidegwu (MBA’22), Lauren Jordan (MBA’22), and Michael Schapiro (MBA’22)
- Graduate Finalist: Kitchen with a Mission by Jordan Foley (L’21)
- Graduate Finalist: Neurazio Biotechnology by Daniel Chapman (MED’25)
- Undergraduate First Place + Pelton Environmental Award: Convenient Compost by Gracey Owen (B’22)
- Undergraduate Second Place: ACTWorldly by Betsy Ratliffe (F’23) and Nora Bolster (C’23)
- Undergraduate Finalist: Refillanthropy by Brandon Lee (C’24)
- Undergraduate Finalist: Charting History by Kai Isaia (C’22)
- Undergraduate Finalist: MergedMed by Pia Bhatia (C’21) and Maya SIlardi (C’21)
- Undergraduate Finalist: College Deposit Insurance by Blake Gattuso (B’24)
- In-Kind Tech Credits (AppDrop): Convenient Compost by Gracey Owen (B’22)
Students will deliver a five-minute pitch followed by a three-minute Q&A session to a panel of judges either in their respective graduate preliminaries or during the undergraduate nights. Students are eligible to enter individually or in teams of up to four people. Ventures at any stage from ideation to a currently operating startups are welcome to pitch.