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1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Welcome: Jeff Reid, Director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
Keynote: Larry Robertson “How to Take the Entrepreneurial Leap”
Six-time award-winning author of A Deliberate Pause; 19 years as a startup consultant and pre-entrepreneurial
work at J.P. Morgan and Walt Disney; founder and principal of Lighthouse Consulting
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Entrepreneurial Panel: The Excitement of Entrepreneurship
Introduction by Ian Simpson, Founder, Purpose Beverages Inc.
Moderated by Ema Kamara, MBA 2013, Vice President, MBA Entrepreneurship Club
• Dan Berger: CEO Social Tables, social networking & event planning; left a consulting position to
launch his own company
• Heather Gilchrist: Managing Director of RAK Tech Fund
• Michael Goldstein: Serial entrepreneur & Founder of Endeavor DC, a DC based startup incubator
• Fahad Hassan: CEO Always Prepped, DC based entrepreneur in education & tech; started and
sold multiple companies before the age of 25
• Brandon Partridge: CEO Skyland Foods, DC based consumer-products entrepreneur
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Entrepreneurial Panel: Beyond the Founder: the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Introduced by Patricia Louison, Senior Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program
Moderated by Jeff Reid, Director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
• Melissa Bradley: CEO of Tides Foundation, an incubator program for nonprofits; social entrepreneur;
chair of Georgetown Alumni Entrepreneurship Alliance
• Catherine Cook: Co-founder, myYearbook and VP, Brand Strategy, Quepasa Corporation
• Matt Myers: VP of Partner Development at, a fast-growing venture-backed startup
located in Georgetown
• James Patterson: Entrepreneur in Residence at Capital One Bank
• Meghan Roman: Marketer and PR specialist for VC Firms and startup companies
• Tony Surak: 25-year technology entrepreneur, co-founder of
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Hoya Challenge Rocket Pitch Competition
Seventeen aspiring entrepreneurs will have two minutes each to pitch their business ideas in a high
energy format. A panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors will provide feedback and award
$2,500 in prize money.

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