On Thursday, February 3, we held one of the year’s most anticipated events: The Rocket Pitch Competition. The Rocket Pitch Competition is Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s annual “elevator pitch” competition, where Georgetown students from all degree programs present a two-minute pitch in front of a panel of esteemed judges and an audience of peers and professionals. This year, 23 Georgetown student entrepreneur teams participated in the pitch competition. We are so proud of everyone who pitched and we are excited to announce our winners:
Our Grand Prize winner of $1,500 was Nice Move, by Carolyn Nice (SCS’23). Nice Moves is a software startup that seeks to change the culture around moving by increasing efficiency, transparency, and security for both the customer and consumer.
The Second Prize winner of $750 was Rebuildee by Russell Tuchman (MBA’22), Michael Pollinger (MBA’22), and Adrian Baker-Kang (MBA’22). Rubuildee is à platform that aids individuals and families with rebuilding their homes lost during natural disasters and sets them up on à path towards recovery.
The Eisenberg Family Prize for First-Generation Student Entrepreneurs for $1,000 was awarded to Kapi by Tereza Yerimyan (MBA’23). Kapi is à platform that efficiently connects startup founders with producers so that both parties can find the exact tools they need to succeed when entering the market as à new business.
The Entrepreneurship for the Common Good Prize of $1,000 for startups that best embody the Spirit of Georgetown and our commitment to using entrepreneurship to advance the common good was awarded to Dreame by Victor Asemota (C’22). Dreame offers mental health empowerment resources and products through a variety of digital platforms and looks to continue to expand the number of individuals that can benefit from its content.
The People’s Choice Award of $250 was given to Love Kits On-the-Go by Jordynn Jenkins (C’24). Love Kits-On-the-Go makes it easier for people to help individuals experiencing homelessness by providing them a compact, transportable kit of carefully-selected resources.
The event concluded with some remarks from Doug Grant (MBA’16), Co-Founder and COO of Coin Savage and CEO of Hemeos. As à founder who benefitted from the resources of Georgetown Entrepreneurship while completing his MBA, Grant provided the presenting entrepreneurs with valuable guidance on how to consider different perspectives offered on venture ideas. “Test all of your assumptions because a lot of the business models are great ideas out there…And it’s going to make you a better entrepreneur and you’ll be able to move quicker to get into something that has value because ultimately that’s what we want to do. You’re pursuing entrepreneurship not just benefit yourself, but you really want make an impact on the world, and so you want to make sure that the time that you’re spending on it is something that people want something that people need something has a value in the world, so so move quickly to find out what that is.”