Our Jesuit Values

Our diverse community of entrepreneurs draws on Georgetown’s heritage as a Catholic and Jesuit institution. The students — who hail from all parts of the university — live the ideal of women and men for others. Entrepreneurship can be a powerful driver of both economic prosperity and sustainable social change, and we challenge students to pursue a path that will help themselves while helping the world.

rooted in our jesuit values

Rooted In Our Jesuit Identity

“With values rooted in the Jesuit principle of improving society, robust programming led by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, a deep network of successful alumni ready to engage, and a location in one of the world’s best startup hubs, Georgetown University is a truly amazing place for entrepreneurship.” 


Ted Leonsis (C ’77), Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Social Entrepreneurs


We ask our entrepreneurs: How can you make the best difference in the world? How can you discover your true calling, and solve problems creatively?

“Cura personalis permeates every aspect of the university. There’s a focus on entrepreneurs building a business that has a strong moral fiber and social backbone. For me, entrepreneurship is the way that I can best impact positive social change in the world. I think a lot about environmental justice — policy is one way to do it. For me, taking cars off the road and giving people another option was a way for me to do my small part.”


Jeff Stefanis (B'13)
Co-Founder and CEO, Riide