About the Georgetown Startup Accelerator

The Georgetown Startup Accelerator (GSA) will bring together Georgetown alumni entrepreneurs in early stage startup companies with experienced mentors, peers, and top subject matter experts to help accelerate their business progress. Participating companies will have the opportunity to: 

  • Work 1:1 with experienced mentors
  • Set short and long-term company growth metrics
  • Attend weekly workshops with exciting guest speakers 
  • Learn alongside a community of peer entrepreneurs
  • Present your company at a Demo Day in front of investors
Our program is entirely remote, so companies can apply no matter where they are based!

Please note that we do not take equity nor provide cash funding for participating companies.

Programming Overview

Each weekly workshop will be led by a different expert in GU’s network of mentors, established alumni, and faculty. Our programming focuses on the key areas to building a successful business, such as: 

Baselining and Goal Setting

Product Market Fit and Customer Feedback

Leading and Building Successful Teams

Sales and Generating Demand

The Business of Running A Business 

Fundraising and Investing

Participating Startups

Appdrop

Founders: Kamar Mack (C'19) and Adrian Abrams C'18
Appdrop empowers teams to get their app to market quickly by providing a no code app solution designed with 3 core elements: Ease, Speed, and Quality.

Content Rooms

Founder: Chris Cacace (C'17)
Content Rooms is an entertainment platform that enables individual creators and groups of creators to build a connected community with their most passionate fans.

Globally Unified Air Quality (GUAQ)

Founders: Anna Giaquinto (B’21) and Neal Singal (B’22)
A uniquely designed environmental monitoring device with cutting-edge proprietary technology that provides real-time actionable data & automatic software updates for sustained device support.

Hi-RX

Founders: Russell Bar (MBA'20) and Kaye Macabuag
Hi-Rx is a mobile healthcare company; we send a trained medical professional to the patient’s preferred location to perform a variety of services, including sample collection and delivery, immunizations and concierge patient education services.

Home Base Spirits

Founders: Samantha Blatteis (SFS’08) and Alexandra Blatteis
Home Base Spirits produces unique spirits and liqueurs highlighting sustainably farmed grains and California botanicals.

Hydrova

Founders: Julian Davis (B’20 and, Rostam Reifschneider
The production of hydrogen gas is responsible for 2% of all global CO2 emissions. Hydrova is fighting climate change by producing low-cost, zero-emissions hydrogen from aluminum and water.

Joint Homes

Founders: Rich Halverson (MBA'17), Mel Levey (MBA'17)
Joint Homes offers a modern housing solution for military service members that delivers the benefits of ownership with the flexibility of renting. Through our collective impact model, Joint unlocks trapped value in the housing market.

Little Red Box Grocery

Founder: Samuel Newman (MBA'08)
We are democratizing access to good food. We are a tech-enabled & community-driven platform that brings the benefits of healthy food & pantry solutions, located conveniently & priced affordably, to the base of the pyramid.

Patri

Founder: Josh Ellars (MBA'15)
Patri is a software and consulting firm dedicated to helping companies win more business through data-powered solutions. Patri's Bid Score™ is an innovative SaaS solution powering opportunity analytics, data-backed qualification, intelligent resource investments, & improved win rates.

VFC Inc.

Founders: Gaetano Razzieri (MBA'11)
VFC creates delivery-native, on-demand, food delivery brands whose menu items are prepared in ghost kitchens in LatAm’s largest cities.

Pratt Standard

Founder: Victoria Pratt (SFS'11)
Pratt Standard Cocktail Company enables and equips consumers to share the joy of home cocktailing. Their DC-based company makes craft cocktail ingredients inspired by pre-prohibition recipes designed to help the home bartender up their game.

Promotable

Founder: Aaron Filous (G'15)
Promotable is a professional development platform that teaches the data analytics skills required to do their best work now and become more promotable in the future through industry created, expert led, and mentor driven hands on training.

Guest Speakers

Important Dates

December 1, 2020: Accelerator applications close
December 11, 2020: Applicants are notified if they have or have not been invited to interview
December 7 - December 23: Applicant interviews
January 8, 2020: Finalists are notified if they have been accepted to the cohort
February 1, 2021: Accelerator kicks off
March 30, 2021: Demo Day and completion of program

Eligibility

Applying teams should meet the following eligibility criteria:
• At least one founder must be an alumni of Georgetown University.
• If your startup is not your full-time job, applicants should be prepared to dedicate at least 20 hours a week to growing their business over the course of the program.
• Ventures can be of any industry but must be for-profit companies.
• Companies can be located anywhere in the country or across the globe.

Cost

Companies that are accepted into the program will pay a one time fee of $500 to participate.

Georgetown Startup Accelerator Partners

If you have any questions along the way, please
contact Callie Jacobs (callie.jacobs@georgetown.edu).