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The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, under the banner of Startup Hoyas, announced their newest class of Hoyapreneurs to the Summer Startup Program, a group of driven, relentlessly motivated individuals who are ready to do everything it takes to make their business a success. The program is a school-sponsored accelerator designed to help young, talented student innovators make their business building dreams come true. The Summer Startup Program at Georgetown is an incredible opportunity for any 20-something looking to transform their idea into a reality.

Among the 15 Hoyapreneurs selected this year, the six below stands out for their strategy of doing well by doing good. Businesses that take a more active role in promoting social responsibility found that they save more money and are viewed more favorably by their customers. Congratulations to the new class of Hoyapreneurs!

At Times Like These – Ema Kamara MBA ’13 – “At Times Like These will be ‘The Knot’ for funerals and related services. Absolutely everything you need for the celebration of a life.”

Himalayan Spirit 8848 – Joshua Leslie COL ’13 – “A socially conscious and environmentally friendly fashion company from Nepal.”

J&C Suiting – John Hancock SFS ’13 – “A concierge service providing DC’s professional men with hand-crafted custom suiting that doesn’t break the bank.”

Riide – Jeff Stefanis MSB ’13 – “Revolutionizing personal transportation with the first stylish and affordable electric bicycle for young urban commuters.”

Social Impact Partners – Ted Nelson MBA ’14 – “A holistic program to reduce prison recidivism, funded with private capital and repaid contingent upon success by a government entity.”

WeSparkt – Sherief Khalil MBA ’14, Carlos Salgado SCS ’14  – “We are developing a web platform for businesses to better source non-professional employees based on their interests and availability.”

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