2019 GEA Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards
Submission Deadline06/30/2019

Since its founding in 2012, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (GEA) has represented the voices of entrepreneurs among Georgetown's alumni community. The GEA is proud to confer the Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards annually— celebrating the contributions of alumni entrepreneurs that embody and exemplify the spirit of men and women for others and a passion for innovation.

The GEA is currently seeking nominations for the 7th Annual GEA Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards.  The awards will be presented by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance during Homecoming Weekend on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

The categories for this year’s Excellence Awards are:

  • Best of Retail and Consumer Products
  • Best of Hospitality
  • Social Impact
  • Technology
  • Rising Star
  • Entrepreneur of the Year

Nominations will be collected through June 30 at 11:59 pm EST and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance board will make a final determination of the award winners. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Criteria that will be utilized for judging is as follows:

  • Evidence of growth & financial success of the company such as revenue generated, capital raised, market leadership etc.
  • Level of innovation
  • Demonstration of positive impact of business
  • Tie to Georgetown's mission and Jesuit values
  • Service to entrepreneurial community and Georgetown University
  • Must be an alumnus/a of Georgetown University
  • Must have founded or co-founded a company
  • Must be present to accept the award on Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • If the company was founded by multiple Georgetown alumni, all may be nominated together for an award
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