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Annual Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize "Bark Tank" Competition

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Please join Georgetown Entrepreneurship
at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business for the annual

Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize
“Bark Tank” 
Pitch Competition

5 p.m.

Lohrfink Auditorium
Rafik B. Hariri Building
Georgetown University
37 and O Streets NW
Washington, D.C.

Reception to follow.

This event is open to the public. Admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the venue is full.


Students will pitch their business ventures in front of a live audience and a panel of judges to win a share of the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize. This year, $100,000 is on the line.


 This year's finalists are:

Global Unified Air Quality (GUAQ) 

Simra Ali (C‘22), Roberto D’Angelo-Cosme (C‘21), Anna Giaquinto (C‘21), and Neal Singal (B‘22).

GUAQ is a compelling, open-source AQ platform that is being shipping to communities worldwide that previously could not afford to monitor their air quality.


HealthCare Mobile

Jennie Nwokoye (SCS‘20)

HealthCare Mobile increases healthcare outcomes for 200 million Nigerians by connecting them to community health workers within their local community to provide home based primary care services.


Prosperity Life Fund

Ariel Fishman (MBA‘20)

Prosperity Life Fund provides seniors with the funds needed to retire in dignity, by unlocking hidden benefits from their life insurance policies, while providing investors with high returns that do not carry traditional market risk.



Julian Davis (B‘21) 

Tackling the crisis of single-use plastic straw waste at its source, StrawZero is the first-ever easy-to-clean reusable straw system for restaurants.



Omar Al-Alami (MBA‘20)

SYNC is a developer of real-time payment ecosystems focused on completing seamless payments and accelerating their settlement.


UHustle Inc

Christy Felix (B’20), Sinclaire Jones (B’22), and Benjamin Ogbonna II (B‘20)

UHustle is a marketplace for college students with side hustles. It was created for students and by students to help connect potential customers and student micro-entrepreneurs across campus.



Katie Fischer (SCS‘20)

Unveil is a wellness brand raising awareness around women’s health through intimate apparel.


VentureLift Africa

Wilmot Allen (G’19)

A fintech and curation platform for scaling African startups and SMEs through innovative financing and curated matches with trade, supply chain, talent, transaction advisors and technology partners.


Entrepreneurship is one of the world’s most powerful forces for positive change. Georgetown Entrepreneurship seeks to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in students, to foster an entrepreneurial culture across the university, to support the successful growth of alumni ventures, and to leverage the power of entrepreneurship to make an impact in the world beyond Georgetown.
Signature programs include the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Pitch Competition, Summer Launch Program, the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize, Rocket Pitch, Entrepreneurship Minor and the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Internship Experience, and the Entrepreneurs in Residence program. Learn more at www.eship.georgetown.edu and follow us on Twitter @GeorgetownEship.


For more information about the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize, visit https://eship.georgetown.edu/bark-tank/.

Follow the conversation with the hashtag #barktank.


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McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057