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7:40PM Sep 24, 2019
from Georgetown University, this is venture forward a series of conversations with entrepreneurs in and around Georgetown, in which we discussed the startups they've launched, the obstacles they've encountered, and the small wins that have made all the difference. Here is your host, Jacki Abbey.
Welcome to venture forward. I'm Jacki Abbey, a strategist and graduate of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. In this first season, I will introduce you to some of the most ambitious and intriguing young entrepreneurs in Washington DC. They are winners of shark tank, a dynamic business pitch competition at Georgetown University, where $100,000 is awarded every year. There's also a social impact element of this competition. One of the judges criteria is that the businesses need to create value in and among the communities that they target. I can tell you that the student entrepreneurs took that challenge and ran with it. For most of them, it came quite naturally. And you'll see that as their stories unfold in these episodes. The Shark Tank competition is underwritten by the Leonsis family. Ted Leonsis owns monumental sports and entertainment home the Washington Capitals, wizards and the mystics. He and his two children are all Georgetown alumni who have found really creative ways to help build up the entrepreneurial community here where students are continually launching and growing new businesses, both locally and around the globe. Now on to season one of venture forward and the award winning entrepreneurs at Georgetown