Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Georgetown University’s Entrepreneurial Pilot Initiative in the Health and Wellness Space

Supporting Our Community in

Health & Wellness

Georgetown Entrepreneurship continues to create space for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to explore their passions and translate ideas into new ventures, solving the toughest challenges and leaving the world a better place than how they found it.

Recognizing the urgent and growing need for this continued innovation within the health and wellness space, we launched a new pilot initiative to partner with leaders across the University and our community to provide more targeted entrepreneurial support to enable our students, alumni, faculty, and staff to embark on and be successful in furthering these ideas.

Through this pilot, Georgetown Entrepreneurship seeks to be a force multiplier for existing innovation programs, instill the entrepreneurial mindset in our thought leaders, and build the skillsets needed to make these ideas a reality.

Get involved with healthcare initiatives within the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Club!

Upcoming Events

Fall Social

This is an exciting opportunity for like-minded individuals to network and share ideas about health and business! We will be joined by Entrepreneurs in Residence who have a background in the healthcare startup industry. Light refreshments will be served. More details to come!

October 9, 2024

Past Events

Food as Medicine: Virtual Panel on Food and Healthcare Innovation

Mentoring & Resources

Start-Up Virtual Bootcamp

Tapping into the collective knowledge and experience of our Entrepreneurs-In-Residence and select alumni, we developed a mini-MBA curriculum, asynchronous resources, (including instructional videos, best practices, and winning pitch examples – all tailored to this unique market) and provided 1-on-1 mentoring to support medical students in pitching innovative ventures at this year’s Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge and Healthcare Innovation Summit.

  • Increased participation by 30% in 2023 with an expected 100% additional increase in 2024
  • Invited winning teams for consideration in Entrepreneurship’s Summer Launch Incubator and Georgetown Startup Accelerator

The Gap Fund

In recognizing the funding challenges of many early-stage discoveries, Georgetown created The Gap Fund to overcome some of the funding barriers and to strengthen the impact on innovation from our research enterprise.

In collaboration with The Office of Technology Commercialization and Georgetown Leadership, Entrepreneur-in-Residence John Jabara has been supporting The Gap Fund since inception. He serves on the advisory board that reviews applications and brings thought leadership and best practices in design thinking and lean startup to support university inventors and awardees in moving these ideas forward.

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Service & Engagement

We continue to expand our engagement across the University and our region to build community, make connections, and offer expertise to further our impact.

Engaging with alumni

Connecting with our alumni working in the healthcare entrepreneurship and innovation space to help students to gain access to expertise, funding, and career opportunities.

Expanding our network

Building relationships with local innovation labs, government and policy leaders, and regional life science accelerators to amplify our impact.

Gaining Exposure

Bringing a start-up business point of view to University programs, like the Global Social Innovation Lab, to help companies refine their ideas to address global health and wellness challenges.

creating Informal communities

Facilitating collaboration and networking through established communication channels and student and club events.

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