Through the Pivot Program, Georgetown seeks to use the power of entrepreneurship to break the cycle of crime, incarceration, and recidivism – and recapture untapped human capital – by supporting a set of people who have previously made mistakes, served their time, and are committed to becoming successful leaders and role models in their communities. Our approach is based on the premise that a combination of higher education and employment – together with the social, emotional, and intellectual development that takes place in a university environment – will succeed in preparing returning citizens for positions as both entrepreneurial leaders and productive employees. Read more about the Georgetown Pivot Program
Georgetown’s student and alumni entrepreneurs add tremendous value to their communities by solving problems, creating value, creating jobs, and making the world around them better.
Entrepreneurship is a hot topic for policymakers around the United States and around the world. There is a growing consensus that smart government leaders should find ways to support their local entrepreneurs, but it’s not always clear what policies are most effective. Through faculty research, roundtable discussions, partnerships, and convening experts, Georgetown seeks to identify and disseminate best practices in public policy supporting entrepreneurship.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus has said, “all human beings are entrepreneurs.” No matter where in the world you live or travel, you will find entrepreneurs striving to make an impact in their communities. We support students and alumni around the world through internships, Global Residency projects, and virtual mentorship.